The Karei is a type of flatfish beloved in Japan. Karei is great as sashimi, of course, but also simmered, grilled, deep-fried, and more. In short, it can be enjoyed in a variety of ways through the year. This time, we travel to Oita Prefecture in Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan's main islands, to discover a highly-valued type called Shiroshita-karei. There, we talk to fishermen and chefs to discover what is behind the great flavor of this fish.
At the fishing port in Oita
Reporter, Dasha is surprised at the different Karei dishes