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Japanese icefish (Shirauo)

Japanese icefish (Shirauo)

What is Shirauo?
This transparent beautiful fish has sweetness and slight bitterness. The raw fish sticks to hand and can be difficult to handle, yet the boiled ones crumble. Not easy to roll into sushi even for sushi chef. During the Edo period, it was caught at the mouth of Sumida river and was highly valued as a premium ingredient in Edo.

Also called Glassfish or Salanx or White fish

Main production area

Hokkaido Aomori Shimane Fukuoka

Famous production area

Amakusa Shinji-ko Akkeshi Chikusagawa