Tobiko, or flying fish roe, is used as ‘caviar’ on sushi rolls. However, most Tobiko on the market is really capelin roe or masago. It is, nevertheless, genuine fish eggs.
No. It’s true. If you’re thinking about Beluga or Ossetra caviar, which is sturgeon roe and black in color, you’ll be disappointed. Tobiko, which is Flying Fish roe/caviar and comes in either an orange or green hue, or Ikura, which is Salmon roe/caviar and comes in an orange color, is often found in most pieces of sushi. It’s not phony since both are technically caviar.