At RŌNIN, we pride ourselves on following the Japanese tradition of eating fresh and seasonally. Every morning our Chefs go to the market to pick up ingredients for the daily menu and our seafood is either local or flown in from Japan. We’re meticulous with our fish preparation and passionate about understanding their flavor profiles and where they come from. Learn more about the fish that we serve in our series, Fish Files.
Sawagani Freshwater Crab (さわ ·がに) (淡水蟹) - There are over two hundred freshwater crab species in Asia and two of them live in Japan! The Sawagani river crab dwells in very clear waters and can be found all over Japan and off the coastal waters of the Korean Peninsula and Taiwan. Fully grown, the Sawagani crab can be three to six centimeters wide. They give birth to fully developed young and their colors range from purple and blue to bright red and orange.