Kibinago (Banded Blue Sprat) skewered and dried overnight, then sprinkled with sake and soy sauce and grilled. Enjoy it with spiced mayonnaise.
Kibinago, a fish that even at its largest reaches only about 10cm in length, belongs to the herring family and has a slender body. Its body is a beautiful silver color, with a vibrant blue stripe running along the center. It is said that its name, which in the dialect of southern Kagoshima Prefecture means 'small fish (nago) with a band (kibi),' comes from its appearance.