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A photo of kobashira sushi
Round clam ligaments (Kobashira)

Round clam ligaments (Kobashira)

This is the adductor of Bakagai shellfish (Round clam). There are two adductors per clam. The bigger one is called ‘Ooboshi’ and the smaller one is called ‘Koboshi’. It is an expensive sushi ingredient with a crisp texture and sweet taste. It is often made as Gunkan maki. Koboshi is mainly used by tempura restaurants and Ooboshi is used by sushi restaurants. The Kobashira in Tokyo Bay is considered beautiful with its orange tint, but those from Hokkaido are more widely distributed in recent years.

Main production area

Chiba Aichi Hokkaido 

Famous production area

Futtsu Notsuke Mikawa Bay

Season

Winter-Spring