My Halloween post for 2009.
This semi-dry fish is popularly served for breakfast, or as salty treat in Japanese cuisine. We eat this as it is, head and bones and all, after lightly roasting it.
It's called mezashi (speared at eyes, literally) or maruboshi (dried whole, literally).
It is "dried sardine, held together by a bamboo skewer or string piercing the eye sockets" (by tangorin.com).
It's just.. yummy.