Tarako is a Japanese delicacy consisting of salted fish roe (usually cod) with red chilli. It's delicious!
Delicious! I first had this dish when I lived in Japan. The spicy "pop" of the tarako really perks up the pasta and balances the heaviness of the cream. While tarako is probably tough to find in smaller communities, it should be a pretty standard item at most Japanese/Asian grocery stores. - 17 Nov 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
Its a little hard to find the roe in the States, but this is a classic Japanese recipie my family can't get along without! - 21 May 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I also like to add a touch of Kewpie Mayo. It's optional, but I seem to see a few recipes that use it. - 15 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)