What are the little balls on top of sushi?
Tobiko is the tiny, orange, pearl-like stuff you find on sushi rolls. It’s actually flying fish roe, which technically makes it a caviar (albeit less expensive than its sturgeon cousin). Tobiko adds crunchy texture and salty taste to the dish, not to mention artistic flair.
What is the eggs fish Called?
Fish roe is another name for fish eggs. More specifically, it is the fully ripe and unfertilized eggs of a fish. Those eggs can be sourced internally from the ovaries or from an external egg mass. The term “roe” also applies to eggs from other marine animals, like scallops, lobsters and shrimp.
Do they put real fish eggs on sushi?
It is simply a type of fish egg. These fish eggs are sterile, and their orange coloring indicates that they are from the flying fish roe. Called Tobiko in Japanese, these little eggs range from 0.3-0.5 mm, and they have a mild smoky or salty taste, with a touch of sweetness. They are also very crunchy.