お食事処 潮騒 (Shiosai)

Recommended by locals, I found out via Google that Shiosai served both local delicacies of Kagoshima, which was a great chance for me since I had been having a lack of appetite after getting some serious motion sickness spending the night on a cargo ship.

The 2 local specialties of Kagoshima/Yakushima were Kame no Te (above left) which translates to Turtle’s Hand, because of how it looks. It’s actually just a sea barnacle. You can see how to eat it in my Kagoshima video. It’s quite salty… kind of like a salty clam really.

The second thing was Tobiuo, which is flying fish! You can eat it in many different ways since it’s so common in this region, but I read good reviews on this shop’s fried Tobiuo so I went ahead and got that. It tasted like a normal fish to be honest, but it still was really yummy, and you could even eat the fins/wings!

If you ever find yourself on Yakushima and are interested in trying these local specialties, I would definitely recommend you visiting Shiosai! They also have basic English menus too!

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