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

The name Mehikari means “shinning eyes.” The fish has eyes that look like they are lit in green and blue light, thus 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 grill. In Iwaki, Mehikari is serves as sushi.

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