Wednesday, June 13, 2018

kusaya -

Kusaya ( ) is a dried and fermented dried fish that is a typical Japanese food. 
Kusaya is famous for its sharp smell, and is similar to Surströmming, a processed herring from Sweden.

Although I smelled sharp, the flavor of the kusaya was quite soft. Kusaya is often eaten with sake or shōchū, especially regional beverages called Shima Jiman (Literally meaning "island pride"). Sea water is used to make kusaya, which contains many vitamins and organic acids such as acetic acid, propionic acid, and amino acids, which contribute much to the nutritional value of dried fish.