IKA = Squid

One of my favorite types of fish used in sushi is “IKA” = squid and is very popular in Japan. There are about 500 species of squid live throughout the world, 130 species of them are living in Japan. Most famous kinds as a sushi are “Sumi ika”, “Yari ika”, “Aori ika” or “Surume ika”. The basic taste of raw squid is firm texture, some kinds are mild or gooey.

There is also “Hotaru ika” is another kind of squid, there’s another name to be called “firefly squid” because this is equipped with special light-producing organs. These are found on many parts of the squid’s body and emit a deep blue light.


Categories: Sushi Styles