One of the most popular foods to go along with Sake is of course, fish roe. Fish roe also known as caviar has four main kinds. Here’s a description from a higly respected food operations consultant, Jenny Dorsey.
1. Beluga is one of the most popular types of caviar. It consists of Huso huso’s eggs. It is mainly found in the largest salt-water lake in the world, the Caspian Sea, and it is the most expensive kind of caviar.
2. Sterlet is a species of sturgeon. It is found in large rivers that flow into the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and the Azov Sea. The Sterlet is not only found in rivers in the Eurasia area, but they are found in rivers in areas of Siberia. Sterlet caviar is generally not as expensive as Beluga, but it is still pricey.
3. Ossetra caviar is very expensive and it is one of the most sought after caviar in the world. The caviar is obtained from the Ossetra sturgeon, which can weight up to 400 pounds or as little as 50 pounds, and they have a long lifespan. In fact, they are known for living up to 50 years. The caviar varies from a deep brown color to a gold color, but it’s the lighter varieties that are the most sought after because they have the best taste.
4. Sevruga comes from the starry sturgeon. The sturgeon is native to the Aegean, Black, Azov and the Caspian sea basins. Many people consider this type of caviar to be the best because of how it tastes and how delicate it is. Just like the other caviar discussed, it is very expensive.
If you have never tried any of them, then you are missing out and you should try one of them at least once in your life. They may be expensive, but they are worth the price.