Japanese hotpot Good taste in simple white meat Pond herrings’ Sukini
Pond herrings are the small and beautiful fish caught in the Pacific site of Japan, India, and the coast of Africa.
And especially around Kagoshima and Goto Islands, the south part of Kyushu area, they are loved very much.
There is a silver line in the center of the body, and it shines beautifully when making Sashimi.
It is about 10cm long.
It is a simple whitefish, and you can taste it a bit sweet.
The body is soft, so it is cut carefully by using fingers.
Usually it is eaten by Sashimi or fried, but it is also good to eat by boiling.
You can eat it by a hotpot; it is called “Iriyaki” in Goto Islands, and “Sukini” in Kagoshima.
Boiling vegetables in the soup with soy sauce and sugar, but pond herrings are easy to break, so that put them into the soup quickly and eat.
In Kagoshima, you can put eggs if you like it.
In Goto Islands, a popular food named Goto-Udon is added at last.
This Udon sucks up good tastes of pond herrings and vegetables, so that it becomes extremely delicious.
Pond herrings are soft, and quickly easy to lose in freshness and good taste.
This is a pleasure as these places where are able to catch pond herrings a lot.
You will be amazed that this small fish has such good taste.
In Kagoshima and Goto Islands, there are several friendly inns like visiting an old friends’ house.
It is good to have a journey while relaxing on the balcony and enjoying local foods.
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