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Chinmi: Salt-pickled mullet roe (karasumi)

Chinmi (珍味) is a Japanese term meaning literally "rare taste", but more appropriately "delicacy". They are local cuisines that have fallen out of popularity or those cuisines that are peculiar to a certain area. Many involve pickled seafood.[1][2]

List of chinmi

Hokkaidō area

Tōhoku area

Kanto area

Chūbu area

Kinki area

Chūgoku area

Shikoku area

Kyūshū area

Okinawa area

See also


  1. ^ "Things you need to know about Japanese Chinmi". 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ "Japan's Most Challenging Food". 4 June 2016.