Wild Whitebait (Baby Sardines/ Shirasu) (about 100g)Dishthefish
Boiled baby sardines/iwashi [soft] – (Kamaage) Shirasu ((釜揚げ)しらす)
Wild-caught from Japan, Wakayama, comes frozen.
No salt, no MSG and no preservative added.
Easy to separate into small portions. Great for young children as it is high in calcium and omega-3 while also low in mercury.
Usage: cook in porridge, omelette, rice or soup.
Are Baby Sardines/Iwashi the same as whitebait?
Whitebait is a collective term for immature juvenile fish. Whitebait are not a species of fish but the immature fry of many species, depending on where they are caught. They can be an inch long and may consist of immature herring, sardines, etc.