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Hokkaido Salmon Mefun

When you hear the word salmon you think it sounds delicious, but what about the pickled blood sausage “mefun”? Since it’s a kind of shiokara (salted fish entrails), it may not be that strange, but it definitely splits people’s opinions.

Mefun sushi transformed into battleship roll sushi

Purple, like shiokara, like urchin, like kanimiso…what does it look like in its original state?

Original mefun

The image of these purple salted roe isn’t very appetizing. If you could eat this it would be surprising.

Nagano salamander

In Japanese, salamander has the character for fish in it even though it’s clearly a lizard. It seems like they’re eaten grilled, but what do they taste like?

Salamander sushi

They’re well-cooked to the point of being crispy. From far away, they look dried.

Salamanders before cooking

But in their original state, they don’t look sweet…probably if they had limbs, they would seem inedible.

Kouchi Moray Eel

Once you grill it and slather it in eel sauce, in its final shape it looks like anago eel. But if you think of its original state, you might not be able to eat it. Take the challenge!

Completely plated moray eel sushi

The appearance is just like regular eel. Its attractiveness is deceiving.

Shizuoka Deep-Sea Fish

Since fish are fish, even deep sea fish are made into sushi! Though they have a frightening appearance, you won’t be bothered if they’re made into sushi.

They make deep sea fish into sushi! Try it!

“We make sushi from all fresh fish!” …though it’s exciting, those words make one’s heart pound.

Helicolenus

The helicolenus fish is called yumekasago in Japanese, which sounds like it would be delicious. Do you think there’s enough rice in these rolls?

Okinawa Sea Grape Battleship Sushi

Sea grapes aren’t fruit, but rather a kind of seaweed that is a standard food in Okinawa. Naturally, it’s also made into sushi! People who like fish egg sushi won’t be able to get enough of the bubbly texture.

Standard battleship roll

It looks like kombu seaweed with eggs attached.

Salmon and Sea Grape version

It’s also used as a condiment.

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