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Sanma (サンマ – “Pacific Saury”)

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    The season when sanma (サンマ) becomes delicious is approaching.

    Sanma means “Pacific saury,” and is sold throughout the year, but you can eat delicious saury with a lot of fat in the fishing season, autumn.
    “Pacific saury” を意味する「サンマ」は、一年中販売されていますが、漁獲シーズンの秋は特に脂の乗った美味しいサンマを食べることができます。

    Sanma is written in kanji as 秋刀魚, because it is fish (魚) that looks like a sword (刀), and is caught in autumn (秋),

    Unfortunately, this year the price of sanma has extremely increased due to the poor catch.

    A few years ago sanma was around 100 yen each, whereas it is around 300-400 yen each now.

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