Icefish, called Shirauo, is characterized by its clear body color, which changes to white when caught.
The fish contains high levels of minerals such as sodium, phosphorus, and zinc. It can be eaten whole and is also a great source of calcium. Additionally, it is a source of vitamin E, B2, B12, C, and folic acid.
Icefish is cooked in egg dishes, tempura, tsukudani (cooked in soy sauce), and vinegared dishes. It is also a local delicacy to eat the fish while still alive, called odori-gui.
Often mistaken with ice goby, icefish has a small, thin, and clear body, with a pointed head. Ice gobies have a rounder head in comparison to icefish.
Pre Order Note
For Japanese seafood, we will take your order first and then make the order to True World Japan. Please note all orders with Japanese seafood will be delivered on either Thursday or Friday the week after the order is placed. Therefore, if you are ordering Japanese seafood, please set your delivery date for either Thursday or Friday of the next week (not on the Friday of the same week).