Melbourne: Looking for salmon roe in the sac
I'm a recent transplant to Melbourne (from San Francisco) and am eagerly seeking fresh salmon roe with which to make ikura.
I have tried at Victoria Market but to no avail. If anyone in this town sells the stuff, I'd very much appreciate hearing about it!
Easy! There are two producers - a guy in the Yarra Valley (yarra valley salmon, oddly) and Huon in Tassie.
Here's the list of YV stockists. http://yarravalleysalmon.com.au/where...
Even though its not on the list, in terms of quality, I would have thought Tsukuji in South Yarra is probably your best bet (give them a ring though).
Where do you live/ work?
It looks like those guys sell salmon caviar but that's not exactly what I'm looking for... I'm looking for the raw material for the caviar, which I will then make into caviar myself.
The way I've been able to buy it before, it comes in entire egg bladders: basically big sacs of eggs that come out of the fish in a huge lump. It looks kind of like this: http://kyotofoodie.com/wp-content/upl... (though the roe in that picture has been marinated)
I live and work in West Melbourne, just north of Flagstaff Gardens.