明太子

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
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明太子

Etymology[edit]

Derived from Korean 명태 (myeongtae, Alaska or walleye pollock) (formerly spelled with the hanja 明太) + Japanese (ko, child, roe).

Noun[edit]

明太子 (hiragana めんたいこ, romaji mentaiko)

  1. The marinated roe of the Alaska or walleye pollock (species Theragra chalcogramma). A common ingredient in Japanese cuisine. Originated from 명란젓 (myeongnanjeot) (myeongnan jeot) of Korean cuisine[1], introduced to Japan after the Russo-Japanese War. The typical seasoning and flavor is slightly different in Japan.

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  1. ^ 일본 후쿠오카에서 한식세계화 가능성을 엿보다