Did you know?: Bonito fish harbinger of summertime

Did you know?: Bonito fish harbinger of summertime

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

For many in Japan the harbinger of summertime is the sight of the first freshly caught bonito fish at the market. In May, chances are you’ll see many locals asking for the fish at markets and restaurants. It‘s eaten as sushi, sashimi or “tataki” (lightly seared but still raw) with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, wasabi or green onion.



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