Nishin-No-Sansyo-Zuke is one of the representative dishes of Aizu. Gutted, cleaned and dried herring is pickled with the leaves of sansho pepper and soy
sauce. This particular dish can be only be found in Aizu. Sansho pepper is used due to its preserving properties, unique aroma and sour taste, that balance out the bitterness and scent of the herring. This preserving technique gives the fish an amazing taste. This dish can be especially enjoyed as a side dish alongside a drink. Pickled herring is commonly served in special ceramic serving bowls produced by local ceramics craftsmen.