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Saba Sushi and Saba Kaido

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Last updated : Nov 06, 20231 min read

Food & Drink

Have you ever eaten "Saba sushi" in Kyoto and/or Osaka?

"Sushi" you commonly eat is "Nigiri Sushi" originated from Edo, the former Tokyo. But there is another type of sushi in Kansai region. "Saba sushi" is most commonly found in Kyoto and Osaka. The recipe has salted mackerel placed on top of sushi rice mixed with vinegar, which has been shaped into a rectangle. The sushi is often garnished with seaweed, sesame seeds or chives, depending on where it’s available or typical in the region.

Why and how is mackerel delivered to Kyoto surrounded in mountains?

The SabaKaido (Mackerel Route) is a network of roads connecting Fukui Prefecture’s Wakasa Bay with Kyoto. Mackerel was delivered salted for preservation to deliver from Fukui to Kyoto. Salted mackerel was available even in Kyoto located far from the ocean.

Why don't you eat Saba Sushi in Kyoto and Osaka, thinking about the Saba Kaido?



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