Right Eye Flounder

Seen in the video is a master chef taking a quarter of the filet from a Fluke for sashimi. Flukes are left-eye fish, meaning that their right eye rotates to the left side of their body and they swim with their right side against the ocean bottom. The mouth of a fluke is larger than a flounder’s and is full of teeth.

We have been used to enjoying flat fish this past winter but as the season changes so do the fish. In the winter we mostly eat Hirame, which is a Flounder. The Flounders are a right-eye fish with both eyes on the right side of their body. Their mouth is much smaller than a fluke’s. Flounders have no visible teeth and a rarely exceed a few kilos.

In the West we refer to these fish as Halibut, Sole and Dover Sole.