What’s the Japanese name for this fish?

I like this grilled fish with lots of eggs and soft bones. You can just eat the whole fish, with the head and tail as the bones are soft. There isn’t much flesh as the whole body is filled with the fish eggs. Everytime I go to Sushi King, I forgot to jot down the name as I usually point to the photo to order. πŸ˜›


Once and for all, I want to remember the name so that when I go to other Japanese restaurant, I can ask for it in Japanese. Anyone knows the name?

9 Replies to “What’s the Japanese name for this fish?”

  1. You can get similar grilled Shishamo at much lower price in Jaya Jusco supermarket.

  2. Thanks for all your inputs. I am off to Jusco to get some tonight. Let’s see if I can find it in Jusco here. πŸ™‚

  3. My japanese friend said the best Shisamo are the one with eggs… err.. I tasted once which were fried very crispy but am not going to do it again bcos… It’s a pity for the fish eggs. I told my japanese friends that it’s better to eat less of fish with eggs cos our earth is running low of fishes now due to heavy fishing… πŸ˜› which is true according to research. But that’s my opinion…


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