Ikura don – The shinny orange gems on rice2013.09.19

Ikura don is a rice bowl dish that have salmon roe on top of the rice. The Japanese call salmon roe ikura and you can find the
best quality ones in Hokkaido. Ikura don is the ultimate dish to enjoy ikura to one’s satisfaction.

Salmon are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to spawn in autumn. Hokkaido is famous for its farm as there are many rivers that suitable for salmon to born and return. Therefore ikura in Hokkaido is known as its best quality and ikura don can be called as a signature dish in the region.

Ikura donPhoto by pelican
Ikura donPhoto by MIKI Yoshihito (´・ω・)
Ikura donPhoto by Le ciel azuré

If you like sushi, you may have eaten ikura before, however ikura in Hokkaido is nothing like the ones you can get overseas. Even though ikura is not one of your favourite, after eating them in Hokkaido, it may change your perspective of them completely.

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