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Episode 5 "Gomasaba"

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This famous fish dish is unique to Fukuoka... An area that has an abundance of fresh "saba" (makerel)!

ゴマサバくん
The gomasaba spirit, Gomasaba-kun.
A lot of Japanese speakers who hear "gomasaba" will think of a type of mackerel. But in Fukuoka, "gomasaba" evokes images of a popular local delicacy. "Gomasaba" is a sashimi dish that is made by marinating mackerel in a shoyu-based sauce. The fish is then topped off with sesame seeds.

Saba (mackerel) is a perishable fish, so it is usually grilled with salt or preserved in vinegar. However, Fukuoka has an abundance of fresh saba, so a lot of locals eat the fish raw with a soy sauce-based "tare." The fifth episode of the short "Hakata Mentai! Pirikarakochan" animation series focuses on the "gomasaba" dish. In Fukuoka, restaurants often prepare gomasaba in their own way, making use of different techniques and tare sauce recipes. Why not visit a couple of restaurants when you are next in town so that you can try a few gomasaba variations!

●Memo

ごまさば● ごまさば (Gomasaba)

This local specialty consists of sashimi, saba (makerel), which is cut to bite size pieces, marinated with tare sauce, then mixed with shoyu (soy sauce), sake, mirin, and ground sesame. The sauce, which is imbued with savory, sweet, and salty flavors, combines with aromatic quality of the sesame to ensure that the fresh saba tastes even more delightful.

This dish can be enjoyed as an accompaniment to alcohol or as a meal with rice. Serving the fish on rice and then pouring dashi over top will turn your dish into a delicious "ochazuke" (simple, Japanese traditional meal that is made by pouring green tea, dashi, or hot water over cooked rice). All kinds of Japanese "yakumi" spices work well with this dish. Be sure to sample a few of them to try and find your favorite!

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On a commercial street that might or might not be in Hakata, a variety of 'delicious' events occur!? A slapstick slice-of-life drama with food spirits!

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■Broadcast starts from July 2019 (KBC Kyushu Asahi Broadcasting Co., Ltd.)
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