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White flesh fish

A photo of sawara sushi
Japanese spanish mackerel (Sawara)

Japanese spanish mackerel (Sawara)

What does Sawara sushi taste like?
As it is a kind of mackerel, its flesh has a plenty of fat. Meltingly delicious and must-try ingredient. Only fresh ones are served in sushi restaurant so if you find one in a showcase on a counter, you should try it.

Also called Spotted mackerel or Spanish mackerel.

Main production area

Nagasaki Miyazaki Mie

Famous production area



Late autumn-Early spring