Ise Spiny Lobster

Caught between October and April, these spiny lobsters are another indulging delight from the waters of the Shima Peninsula. With its trailing “whiskers” and long life span, Ise lobsters are commonly consumed as a symbol of longevity in Osechi Ryori, lavish multi-tiered boxes of cuisine available during New Year. Apart from grilling or broiling, one of the best ways to savor the freshness is to have it as sashimi. But regardless of which ways you prefer, they are bound to leave a lingering sweet memory on your trip.

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