Anguillidae is a family of fishes that contains many of the freshwater eels. There are 16 to 20 species in this family, all in genus Anguilla. They are catadromous, meaning they spend their lives in freshwater rivers and return to the ocean to spawn. The young eel larvae, called leptocephali, consume plankton close to shore. […]
Small, bitter, pickled Japanese plum.
Plum paste and shiso leaf mixture most commonly served in maki form, rather sweet.
Japanese shellfish. A whelk is one of several species of large sea snails, marine gastropod mollusks found in temperate waters. In North America, the word whelk is used for “busycon whelks”, several species of large, usually edible Busycon snails, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Melongenidae. For information about the edible European and northern Atlantic […]
Fatty tuna, distinguishable as Otoro-fattest, and Chutoro-fatty.
Cockle is the common name for a group of (mostly) small, edible, saltwater clams, marine bivalve mollusks in the family Cardiidae. Various species of cockles live in sandy sheltered beaches throughout the world. The distinctive rounded shells of cockles are symmetrical, and are heart-shaped when viewed from the end. In most but not all genera […]
An Ear Shell is characterized by 7-8 open holes on the shell, where as other species of abalone have only 3-4 holes. This ear shell grows to lengths of only 7 – 9 cm.
Whole dried hot red peppers.
The eggs of the flying fish are a common garnish to many types of sushi. The eggs come from the flying fish which are a marine fish family comprising about 50 species. Flying fish are found in all of the major oceans, particularly in the warm tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific, and […]
A term for broiled foods marinated in a sweet soy sauce