Known as Firefly Squid or Hotaru Ika, this fascinating sea creature illuminates the ocean with its captivating blue glow during spawning season in Japan. This luminescent display signifies the advent of spring and the arrival of this gourmet delicacy. Small in size, measuring between two to three inches, these petite squids are savored raw or can be marinated and grilled to enhance their flavor.
What does Hotaru Ika taste like?
Hotaru Ika presents a robust and briny flavor profile with a unique richness often likened to succulent shrimp. However, its taste stands in a league of its own and cannot be equated to any other seafood. For those wanting a gentle introduction to this squid variety, steaming it with dashi and serving over rice or pairing with a cucumber salad are excellent choices. For a full sensory experience, we recommend consuming Hotaru Ika whole to appreciate its diverse textures.
Pre-cooked and ready to enjoy
Our Hotaru Ika is pre-cooked and ready to serve immediately or further prepared according to your preference. Even though it's considered a rare treat outside Japan, this is your chance to immerse in the sophisticated flavors of Japanese cuisine right at your own dinner table.
Product Type: Frozen Size: 250g (boiled) Sold by pack or tray
Available for pre-order only. The estimated process time is usually about 7 - 10 days after you place your order. Once your order arrives from Japan, it usually takes 24 hours to process it for delivery. We ship the item via UPS Overnight, and deliveries are made from the first drop to early afternoon.
*Stock for this item is always limited so reserve yours now before it gets claimed. * This item is subject to market prices and may increase without notice. *Regarding UPS shipments, we cannot be responsible for any damages caused by UPS. We will package it properly, but any handling issue by UPS must be claimed with UPS