Fatty Tuna

The meat of medium fatty tuna, from the upper belly. Pacific bluefin tuna spawn in the Western Pacific between Okinawa and the Philippines and probably the Sea of Japan, then migrate over 6,000 nautical miles (11,000 km) to the Eastern Pacific, and eventually return to their birth waters to spawn again.


The word “clam” can be applied to freshwater mussels, and other freshwater bivalves, as well as marine bivalves. It is however quite widely used as part of the common names of bivalves, and also has significance in fisheries and cuisine. In October 2007 an Arctica islandica clam, caught off the coast of Iceland, was discovered […]

Baby Yellowtail

The very young yellowtail is native to the northwest Pacific, from Japan to Hawaii.

Dried Gourd

Dried gourd that comes prepared in long, translucent brown strips like fettuccine.


An eggplant is a vegetable that is commonly used in cooking, and has found a place in sushi as well. Most eggplants used in sushi are used as ingredients for American style vegetarian rolls.

Fatty Tuna

Fattest part of the tuna, from the lower belly. See also toro and chutoro.


Mackerel (Marinated with vinegar). The blue mackerel, Japanese mackerel, Pacific mackerel, slimy mackerel, or spotted chub mackerel, Scomber australasicus, a fish of the family Scombridae, is found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Gulf of Aden, in surface waters down to 200 m […]

Flying Fish Roe

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 […]

Thread Fin Bream

The threadfin bream comes from southern Japan south to northwest Australia including the Arafura Sea. It inhabits areas with mud or sand substrates and the young can be found at depths of from 18 to 33 metres (59 to 108 ft) while the adults can be found down to 220 metres (720 ft). This species […]