Monday, January 25, 2010
Koi is the Japanese name for Carp. They were introduced from China about 500 years ago primarily as a food source.
Around 1820 they began to breed them for color variations and there are now dozens of distinct varieties.
A few years back our river flooded and when the waters receded some koi were left stranded in the rice paddies so our neighbor gave us one to eat, but it is not a pleasant flavor.