Kushiro’s pacific saury is one of the city’s most famous catches in all of Japan. Pacific saury landed in season are nicely fatty with tightly packed meat. Sanmanma is a food that was created in order to get more people to enjoy the delicious taste of pacific saury. This dish is made using an entire pacific saury with all of its bones removed. It is then marinated in a soy sauce based sauce, wrapped in rice and then barbequed over charcoal. The beefsteak plant garnish isn’t overpowering and provides a refreshing after taste. Each Sanmanma is cooked up individually by hand by master chefs, which draws out the delicious taste of the pacific saury even more. Those who want to try this dish right away can head to a restaurant or you can also buy a frozen one as a souvenir to enjoy in your own home. Sanmanma is very popular among foreign visitors who don’t like fish with the bones in.
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