Derived from Korean 명태 (myeongtae, “Alaska or walleye pollock”) (formerly spelled with the hanja 明太) + Japanese 子 (ko, “child, roe”).
明太子 (hiragana めんたいこ, romaji mentaiko)
- The marinated roe of the Alaska or walleye pollock (species Theragra chalcogramma). A common ingredient in Japanese cuisine. Originated from 명란젓 (myeongnan jeot) of Korean cuisine, introduced to Japan after the Russo-Japanese War. The typical seasoning and flavor is slightly different in Japan.
- ^ 일본 후쿠오카에서 한식세계화 가능성을 엿보다