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Ikura at Nishiki Market


Salmon roe locally known as ikura are those orange spheres and usually sold like this – without its sac. Tastes quite similar to lato in the Philippines with its burst of subtle saltiness that initially I thought it’s a kind of seaweed.


Nishiki market where I took snapshot of the ikura. Pretty crowded as this was New Year’s rush


Sea Flavor

Raw sea urchin roe tastes buttery and salty. Only a glass of gonads can be extracted from a bucket of sea urchin but it is enough to satisfy me with fresh and pure flavor of the sea.

A local girl extracting the eggs of sea urchin

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