Saiki City Tourism Encyclopedia

food

Spiny Lobster

伊勢えび (ise ebi)

Full of rich flavor! You will be satisfied mentally and phisically.

Auspicious aspects that can't be overlooked

Every year in September, the fishing season for Spiny Lobster begins. The spiny lobstar in Saiki is loved by many people not only because it looks spectacular but also its taste and smooth also bouncy texture.
During the 3-month of fishing season, many local restaurants offer irresistible lobster dishes including sashimi (law lobstar) and miso soup. In Japan, the spiny lobster, with its curved back, is said to resemble the posture of old people. For that reason it has long been considered an auspicious food, which celebrates longevity.