Nodoguro, characterized by red scales and large eyes, is a fatty, umami-packed fish. Starting out on regional dinner tables, it achieved national fame along with the development of the internet and shipping technology. Its flavor had a lot to do with its success, as demand eventually bumped nodoguro up to high-end prices! Visit Hamada Fishing Port in Shimane Prefecture to learn nodoguro's importance on local industry, and feast your eyes on juicy dishes at Japanese and French restaurants in Tokyo. (Reporter: Saskia Thoelen)
At the nodoguro specialty restaurant
Hamada Fishing Port, Shimane Pref.
Wholesale market in Hamada
Nodoguro sushi