Beast Whale tasting party after resuming commercial whaling Yamaguchi Nagato City Oct. 8 18:26

A tasting party was held in Nagato City, Yamaguchi Prefecture to get familiar with the taste of the Bryde's whales that circulate with the resumption of commercial whaling.

This tasting party was held in Nagato City, where whale fishing was once thriving, and a group dedicated to preserving food culture was opened, and 50 members and citizens participated.

However, in commercial whaling reopened for the first time in 31 years, there are the largest number of catching whales among the traders who are strong and difficult to handle. Five dishes such as fried Tatsuta and soup were prepared.

Participants were checking the taste of Bryde's whales with ginger grated to eliminate the sword and local citrus.

After the tasting, the people who participated received a positive opinion such as “I want to have my grandchildren eat lightly”, while others also said that “sashimi gets cramped over time”.

Noritoshi Kashiwagi, the group secretary of the group, said, “I think everyone was familiar with the taste of the Bryde's whale through the tasting party.”

In the future, the group will continue to promote local whale meat to local elementary schools.