• Mentaiko Is Ready for Its Moment

    7 days ago - By Eater

    Spicy, packed with umami, and incredibly versatile, Japan's beloved salted cod roe is making inroads in American restaurants and grocery aisles - and it's about time “I dumped my date to eat mentaiko,” reads a throw pillow on the Amazon search page. If upholstered encomiums to fish eggs aren't your style, the site has 165 other edible iterations of the stuff.
    Think of karashi mentaiko, or sacs of salted cod roe that have been marinated in powdered chiles and spices, as caviar's Japanese cousin. Spicy and mildly fishy, it has lurked flirtatiously on restaurant menus and in international...
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