seafood

Osaka icon loses legs, restaurant says famous crab is exhausted

After losing its giant fugu blowfish, people are now worried about the health of the city’s big crustacean. 

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Tired of buying spicy cod roe that’s just not how you like it? Customize it with this new DIY kit

Spice up your mentaiko exactly how you want it!

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Rare Fish Festival in Tokyo serves up dishes so good that oil may leak from your anus!

It’s sphincter leakin’ good!

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Picking seaweed up off the beach and taking it home is illegal in most of Japan, and here’s why

What’s the harm in pinching a tiny bit of seaweed? Quite a lot, as our Japanese-language reporter learned.
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We prepared our own delicious amberjack sashimi and realized how much money it saved us【Pics】

Achieve your dreams of having a sashimi feast while saving money!

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Picture of a pufferfish vomiting water is the Japanese Internet’s newest darling

It’s certainly not without its charm.

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Working at Osaka shrimp company has only one rule: Don’t do any work that you don’t want to do

Working hours at this shrimp processing and packaging plant are outlined as: “Whenever the heck you feel like it.”

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Vanilla-flavoured creamy seafood cup ramen from Japan: Makes your noodles taste like ice cream

Because there’s nothing more refreshing in summer than seafood ice cream.

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What’s the best type of sushi to end a meal on? Japanese survey picks the pieces

You can love many kinds of sushi, but for your last piece, you can only have one, so which one should it be?

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Vietnam’s cutest fishmonger is a swanky cat, drives a hard bargain with his sea-captain stare

His name alone is turning more heads than his acute sense of feline fashion.

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New “Rainbow Potato Chips” are disappointingly not multi-colored, but delightfully multi-flavored

Get a taste of seven different Japanese soup stocks with every bite of these new Don Quijote-exclusive chips!

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Freaky-looking Goblin shark washes up on beach, almost puts us off seafood for life 【Photos】

Rare “living fossil” shark that looks like it’s trying to escape from its own face is a great reminder for us to stay out of the water.

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Esteemed Japanese sushi chain ranks the top 15 most popular sushi toppings among customers

Find out whether your favorite made it into the list!

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Japanese people list their top ten fish, and tuna isn’t number one

Land of the Rising Salmon, as survey respondents choose their favourite fish.

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We taste test the new Squid Ink Black Cup Noodle!

Could Nissin’s new instant ramen ever match the black-as-night colour of our souls?

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We order a “Mystery Lucky Bag of Imperfect Goods” through Amazon, end up with a pile of crab

You can’t go wrong buying a random assortment of flawed seafood through the mail.

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Tokyo restaurant’s all-you-can-eat crab is less than 18 bucks, and its cocktails under 50 cents

If you like to eat or drink, you owe yourself a trip here.

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Tokyo restaurant’s amazing all-you-can-eat oyster deal works out to less than three bucks an hour

Delicious shellfish in a stylish interior at an extremely affordable price.

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Sea Squirt Ale: Beer made from marine invertebrates hits the market in Japan

The latest craft beer to hit the market in Japan is so unusual that its release has been limited to 3,000 bottles. Called Hoya Ale, the beer itself sounds innocent enough, but when you find out that Hoya is an edible marine animal commonly known as the sea squirt, you might actually need some liquid courage before guzzling it down.

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Staggering servings of salmon roe are waiting for you at these four Tokyo restaurants

There are a couple of distinct price tiers to seafood in Japan. Squid and octopus tend to be very budget-friendly, with a step up in price for sashimi-grade tuna and salmon. Among the most premium offerings of all is where you’ll find salmon roe, or ikura as it’s known in Japanese.

Due to its high cost, ikura is usually served in modest quantities, sometimes seeming more like a garnish than a legitimate component of the meal. However, that’s not the case at these four Tokyo restaurants, which dish up such generous portions that their ikura literally overflows the bowl.

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