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Sanma…..grill it whole and have daikon oroshi sprinkled with tokarashi.

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I feel saury for them.

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サバ saba is mackerel. The article is correct.

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Saury is a seafood in several East Asian cuisines and is also known by the name mackerel pike.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_saury

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thepersoniamnow

Yes, I knew (at one time) that mackeral is saba. I thought that saury looked like sanma, and thoughty that it didn't look like a mackeral. I just misread jisho.org when I looked up saury, and misread the English, which says mackeral pike.

Two of the things that I am weaker in English than in Japanese is fish names (before I lived in Japan I was aware of catfish, bass, trout, and the generic fish only) and some plant names. Kiku and ajisai are so much easier than their English equivalents, and all of these wonderful greens that we don't have in other places, and gobo, etc.

I am glad to be reminded that mackeral is saba, and should have recognized from the picture that that wasn't a mackeral. I have no idea of how 'saury' came to be called such. In the states I have never seen it for sale except at asian markets, where it is quite expensive relative to what you can get it for in Japan. I am glad to be reminded that mackeral is saba, and should have recognized from the picture that that wasn't a mackeral.

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Who would have thought that there would be so many comments on a rather dull picture of the day. Thanks, guys, for chiming in.

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For those who don't know English names for fish, saury is a mackeral or サンマ

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Roten

Close, but actually no.

Its a mackerel pike.

A regular mackerel is saba as mentioned above. These are the healthy fish to eat in Japan. Avoid the farmed salmon if you can.

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Posh cat food.

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