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Is the caviar that they put on sushi at the all-you-can-eat restaurant fake?

Answer 1:

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.

Answer 2:

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.