Shirasu – Japanese whitebait
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Baby sardine. Tiny Fish, Big Flavor.
- Weight: 400g (100g × 4 tray)
- Wild caught from Japan
Shirasu is a small white or almost translucent immature fish, either raw or boiled young katakuchi-iwashi (Japanese anchovy), ma-iwashi (Japanese sardine) and urume-iwashi (round herring).
Generally harvested in summer and autumn, they are delicious all year round. Caught and processed in large quantities, the whitebait is either sold raw, blanched, or blanched and dried.
These are eaten in a variety of ways in Japan, such as boiled, dried, and raw with soy sauce. Kanagawa Prefecture is famous for shirasu-don, a simple dish of white rice, shirasu and grated daikon radish.
Ordering & Delivery
Our gourmet seafood products are shipped and maintained in chilled (0-10℃) conditions during delivery and arrive at your home at the same temperature as we shipped it.
Store in freezer after delivery and before use. Do not refreeze once thawed.
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