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White flesh fish

Greater Amberjack (Kanpachi) Greater Amberjack (Kanpachi)

Greater Amberjack (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) i often raised on fish farms, so if you happen upon a natural kanpachi when it is in sason, do not hesitate to order it.

Main production area

Kagoshima Miyazaki Wakayama Chiba

Famous production area

Saganoseki Izushotou


Early summer-Summer