A comica; appearance, but with a taste that surpasses eel
The mudskipper can only be found at two localityes in Japan, the sea of Ariake and the sea of Yatsushiro. Despite its comical appearance, the flavor is refined and delicious. It’s in season from May to September and most often eaten grilled. The living mudskippers are skewered and grilled over charcoal while a soy based sweet sauce is basted on. Grilled to almost black, the mudskipper flesh is tender and the fish can be eaten whole, including the head. Many tourists comment that it tastes even better than eel.