These canned delicacies feature mentaiko, which is seasoned cod roe that is a specialty of Fukuoka Prefecture. To allow people outside Japan to enjoy mentaiko, the producers traveled around the world in pursuit of the taste that would fit the local cuisine. As a result, mentaiko mixed with garlic oil and tuna was developed to match the taste of such foods as pasta and pizza. Although mentaiko is normally eaten raw, these products are cooked and sold as canned food so that they can be stored for a long time at room temperature. The cod roe skin is removed and only the egg (caviar) part is included, keeping in mind some foreigners who might not like the appearance of mentaiko’s skin and its fishy taste. It can be opened and eaten right away, or easily used for cooking. A great condiment to go with rice or to add a unique twist to your dish.
We are introducing to the world the food culture of mentaiko, an extremely popular food in Japan. Cooked mentaiko can be a solution for people who are not accustomed to eating raw food, and also for storing for a long time. We have also provided many recipe videos to suggest the ways for eating mentaiko, as this is our way of omotenashi.