Question: Who is cod roe?

Cods Roe are the eggs from a female cod. The roe can vary in size and comes either fresh (dependent on season) or tinned. Arguably the best cods roe comes from Iceland. Fresh cods roe is available during the early months of the year when the fish is spawning; poached and smoked cods roe is sold year round.

What is cod roe Japanese?

It is sometimes referred to as karashi mentaiko (辛子明太子), which means spicy pollack/cod roe. “Karashi” means spicy in Japanese, so Karashi Mentaiko is the spicy version of mentaiko. Originated from Korean cuisine, mentaiko became popular in Japan after World War Two.

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