Kagawa prefecture products

Managatsuo

Seasonal season
JulyAugustSeptember
Main production area
The whole prefecture area centered on Bisan Seto

A round body, a round face, and a charming figure with a chocobo's mouth are eye-catching. In the Seto Inland Sea, bonito refers to managatutsu, but there is a theory that "managatsuno mana is a name that refers to the beauty of its taste." It seems to express dearness from its appearance and taste. It is a representative fish of Kagawa's summer that comes to the Seto Inland Sea in summer for spawning. Usually, a lot of things up to about 40cm and 2kg are caught. Although it is treated as a high-class fish with a refined taste, it is a fish that is less familiar in the Kanto region. In the Edo period books, the difference between famous products is described as "There is no salmon in the west, no managatsuo in the east."

  • Managatsuo is a fish that is easy to remove scales and freshens quickly, but its sashimi is exquisite. This is a local privilege that you can eat while you are fresh. It has no habit, is soft, and has few large bones. You can eat sashimi, teriyaki, salt grilled, boiled, etc., but you can eat Saikyo baked in Saikyo miso, which is standard at famous Kyoto stores. One of the features is that the head and internal organs are small and there are few places to throw away.

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