Hokkaido - Ikura (Salmon Roe, イクラ) - The Gems of Japan's Ocean
Sooth your soul with a glimpse of some of Japan's most beautiful scenery (and food!), like the luxe gourmet treat of Hokkaido's ikura-don. #SeeYouSoonJapan
Ikura in Hokkaido
Like little edible rubies, salmon eggs are a popular delicacy in Japan, often found on top of sushi or among seafood platters. Thanks to the Oyashio ocean current, the water around southeast Hokkaido has cool waters and high mineral content, making the local seafood both plentiful and high quality. That means it's the perfect place to try over-the-top seafood meals like this ikura-don ↓, a rice bowl piled high with the delicate little fish eggs.