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White flesh fish

Greater Amberjack (Kanpachi)
Greater Amberjack (Kanpachi)

Greater Amberjack (Kanpachi)

What is Kanpachi?
Pale pink flesh with fine texture. Slight refreshing sweetness in tasty oozing fat. After it is kept and aged for several days, it becomes even tastier than ocean-fresh one. Although the same kind as yellowtail fish, kanpachi is the most valued one. Greater Amberjack (Kanpachi) is often raised on fish farms, so if you happen upon a natural kanpachi when it is in sason, do not hesitate to order it.

Trivia : Large Greater Amberjack (Kanpachi) are not suitable for sushi. The best size is about 80 cm long, weighing 4 to 5 kg. The fat content of Greater Amberjack is 8.1% per 100 g, which is about half that of the Japanese amberjack (Buri), which is 17.6%, so it’s much more refreshing than the Japanese amberjack.

Also called Greater yellowtail or yellowtail or Amberjack or Allied kingfish or Rudder fish.

Main production area

Kagoshima Miyazaki Wakayama Chiba

Famous production area

Saganoseki Izushotou


Early summer-Summer