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.
Aori ika－Bigfin reef squid
Hotaru ika－Firefly squid
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
Yari ika－Spear squid
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Revision date: December 2, 2016