Mehikari, meaning “shining eyes” in Japanese, received its name for its bulging, shiny blue eyes that pop right out at you. It used to be regarded as a rough fish of little value, but its tender meat came to earn it a great reputation, and it’s now the representative fish of MIYAZAKI. It’s delicious when served tempura style, fried, dried, or even in sashimi form when fresh enough.

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