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A photo of kazunoko sushi
Herring roe (Kazunoko)

Herring roe (Kazunoko)

What is Kazunoko and what does kazunoko sushi taste like?
The Japanese “Kazunoko,” refers to Herring roe. Kazunoko has been eaten to pray for the prosperity of descendants. The ingredient requires much time since dried kazunoko will be rehydrated and immersed in the marinade for a while. Slight salty taste and fine texture, best eaten with shari. Around March, Herring rush to the shores of Hokkaido to spawn. These fresh "spring kazunoko" are a rare delicacy outside of Hokkaido.

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Main production area

Hokkaido Canada Alaska

Season

Spring