The seafood in Hokkaido is known for its high quality taste. In my hometown the most common sushi is the sashimi variety, but in Kushiro the delicious "Kushiro Sanbou Sushi," which features a delicious selection of sushi rolls, has taken hold as the most common souvenir brought home by travelers. Kushiro Sushi Bar "Unique Com" is the manufacturer of these rolls, which show off the abundance and great taste of local seafood.
For their mackerel pike sushi roll, they use fresh fish caught off the eastern Hokkaido coast. They also make use of the delicious "Saomae" kelp, which is harvested in a short period of time before the regular kelp harvest begins in June. Of course, the rice used in the roll is Hokkaido grown as well.
The roll includes the pike, rice vinegar, the salty taste of the kelp, and crisp slices of ginger which help accent the flavor. This quality sushi packs quite the taste!
▲ "Kushiro Sanbou Sushi - Mackerel Pike Roll" - One roll is 1,100 Yen. It comes with a plastic knife so you can cut it before you dig in!
I visited the Kushiro based factory early in the morning and was surprised to find the staff already busy at work. Each roll was carefully prepared and packed into a box. Every morning the rolls they prepare are shipped off to be sold and enjoyed.
▲ The fish used are as fresh as they can be. For every roll prepared three fish are used, meaning it's packed with delicious pike!
▲ The fish are handmade in quick succession at a small factory.
▲ There are also four-piece small boxes available.
These delicious rolls are available in Kushiro, as well as New Chitose and Haneda Airport. They are also commonly featured in Hokkaido-product fairs around Japan. Be sure to try the delicious taste of Kushiro Mackerel Pike Rolls the next time you spot them in the store!
▲ This tiny shop can be found in the Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO, which is located at the foot of Nusumai Bridge.
○ Kushiro Sanbou Sushi dealers
・Kushiro Fishman's Wharf (Store located inside MOO)
・At the Kiosk inside JR Kushiro Station
・Kushiro Airport and New Chitose Airport's ANA FESTA