You wanna try this? The odd fishes eaten in Japan.

When foreigners find strange fishes, they say “What is this?! disgusting…”or something.
But, only Japanese asks “Is this edible?”

I respect my ancestors. Because, when I saw them at first, I didn’t think try to eat! Unbelievable…

Today, I introduce edible strange fishes. gross…

Red stingray


Red stingray is a yummy white fish.
Usually, this is by simmered with soy sauce.

The smoked fins are called “Ei hire”. Toast them lightly and eat with mayonnaise like capelin.  This is sweet flavor (under photo).

When I drink SAKE, I always eat this “Ei hire” .This goes very well with SAKE👍



Eel is “Unagi”. This is one of the expensive fish in Japan. Recently there are many made in china eel. These are not so expensive…less than 10USD each.

Eel has been eaten in Japan since over 5000 years ago. As eel’s blood is poisonous, Never eat raw. “Raw-lover” Japanese even grill well it. 

Usually, we eat as glaze-grilled, like teriyaki style it called “Kabayaki”.


This style is called “Una-juu” . This is very popular. second photo is “Hitsu mabushi”. Japanese eats eel in the summer well, because we get energy from it😉

Hamamatsu city near Tokyo is famous as a eel producing city. unagi-pie, Shunkadou is popular as a souvenir! This is like a Mille Feuille with sweets teriyaki taste.



This grotesque fish is little bit chewy white fish expensively.
We eat stew, or deep fried in the winter.

The steamed liver is called “Ankimo”. We eat with leeks, grated Japanese radish,daikon and Ponzu
This is also much as a snack for SAKE😋




Japanese eats them by “Yanagawa-nabe”, a pot of them boiled in soy sauce with eggs and burdock.
Or eat live them is called “Odorigui“… cluel😣
I have never seen this, though.


かさご (1)

I love scorpionfish, called “Kasago” . Japanese often eat in  karaage, Sashimi, or simmered with soy sauce.



Hairtail is a plain-mild-taste.  We often eat them  in Sashimi or “Tatsuta age“. 


うつぼ (2)

Although this looks grotesque, the texture is similar to puffer fish well. So, it is tasty…that is unexpected!

We eat in Seared, Sashimi, or karaage…I have never eaten to be honest.

I introduced strange fishes that Japanese  eat. 

To be honest, the other strange fishes we eat more…

You’ll love it for the rest of your life, may be.

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