Japanese glass shrimp

SPECIAL FOODS OF TOYAMA

Japanese glass shrimp

Known as “the gems of Toyama Bay”, the transparent pink flesh of Toyama’s Japanese glass shrimp, which turns white when cooked, is famed for its subtle sweetness. For Toyama people, when these shrimp first appear in April it signals that spring has finally arrived. Toyama Bay is the only area in the world that can supply enough Japanese glass shrimp to sustain an industry.