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White flesh fish

A photo of Tachiuo nigiri
Largehead hairtail (Tachiuo)

Largehead hairtail (Tachiuo)

【Nigiri: Shiromi】What does Tachiuo nigiri taste like?
The taste of this fish differs depending on if it is served with or without the skin. The silver skin is full of flavor and is revered by the locals where it is found. But the skin is harder for larger fish and not everyone likes it. For that reason, the skin is sometimes seared when serving these days. When the fish is large with a lot of fat and in-season, it is a premium topping and the price is also extremely high.

Also called Atlantic cutlassfish or Band fish or Catlass fish or Cutlass fish or Japanese hair-tail or Ribband-fish or Scabbard fish or Silver eel or Silver fish or Snake fish.

Main production area

Oita Wakayama Ehime Nagasaki

Famous production area

Minoshima Tanoura


Autumn-Early winter