The International Symbol For…. Tasty Fish?
package of supermarket herring in Japan

I've lately discovered a tasty dish called Nishin Soba which is normal soba (buckwheat noodles, whatever those are) with a particular kind of fish, nishin, on top.

Looking it up, I see that nishin is herring (whatever that is).

It's all together in a hot or cold soup. (I prefer hot, even in summer.) The way the fish is grilled and prepared for the noodles is, well, I don't know how to describe it other than “super yummy”.

Anyway, the picture here is of a store-bought package of the fish we had at home. I thought that the little symbol in the corner was cute. Can you understand what it means, even if you can't read the Japanese below it?

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Hover your mouse over this sentence for the answer.

Could you figure it out?

One comment so far...

Nishin Soba is my favorite at the SF Japantown noodle place. Mifune
They also have hot or cold freshly made soba. I usually order double the Nishin 🙂

“it’s ok to eat the bone” cause it’s yummy !!

— comment by Tony on November 19th, 2005 at 1:35am JST (18 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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