Squid (Ika) and Octopus (Tako)

The Japanese love this strong umami coming out of its creepy features. Squid has a characteristic sweetness. Octopus has a dense texture and unique taste. These are sushi toppings that show their presence in your mouth. *Japanese terms will be italicized on sushi ingredients page.

<Ika/Tako-Squid/ Octopus>

Aori ika-Bigfin reef squid

Hotaru ika-Firefly squid

Iidako-Ocellated octopus

Kaminari ika (Mongou ika)-Ocellated cuttlefish

Kensaki ika (Shiroika)-Swordtip squid

Mizudako-North-pacific giant octpus

Shin ika-Baby cuttlefish

Sumi ika (Kouika)-Cuttlefish

Surume ika-Japanese common squid

Tako (Madako)-Octopus

Yari ika-Spear squid

We hope this information will be helpful.

Revision date: December 2, 2016

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