The Firefly Squid, also known as Hotaru Ika, is named for its mesmerizing blue glow that illuminates the sea during spawning season in Japan. This spectacular sight marks the arrival of spring and is a prized delicacy for high-end cuisine during this time. Measuring just two to three inches in length, these tiny squids are often enjoyed raw, but can also be marinated and grilled for a more intense flavor.
How is taste of Hotaru Ika?
Their taste is bold and briny, with a distinct richness and richness that is often compared to fatty shrimp. However, the taste of Hotaru Ika is truly unique and cannot be compared to any other seafood. For those seeking a balanced introduction to squid, steaming with dashi and serving over rice or with cucumber salad is an excellent option. To truly experience the unique mix of textures, we recommend eating the Hotaru Ika whole.
Our Hotaru Ika is cooked and ready to be served as-is, or can be prepared further to your liking. While it remains a rare delicacy outside of Japan, this is a rare opportunity to indulge in the elevated flavors of Japanese cuisine from the comfort of your own home.
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