A normal squid sushi uses the mantle or the hood of the squid. The tentacles which are poached – this is called ika, geso or squid legs. It is served with amadare, or tsume, a sweet sauce used in old fashion Edo style sushi for cooked ingredients.
The word tsume comes from nitsume or reduction which is made by reducing the anago and other ingredients such as dashi, sugar, etc.
If you look closely, you can see the quality of the fish by the detail of the suction cups of the squid.
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