Rare Sushi Ingredients - Mehikari (Greeneyes), Iwaki, Japan


The name Mehikari means “shining eyes.” The fish has eyes that look like they are lit in green and blue light, thus the English name “Greeneyes.” It is a deep-sea fish living around 200~700meters in-depth, about 15cm(6inches) in length. Also caught in Miyasaki prefecture in Japan, tempura is one of the most popular ways to enjoy it followed by a grill. In Iwaki, Mehikari serves as sushi.

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