【Nigiri sushi: Ika (Squid)】
What is Shinika?
Shin ika is the name for Golden cuttlefish before it reaches maturity, with "shin" meaning "new." Caught only during summer and highly valued among so-called “sushi connoisseur”. It will melt in the mouth like snowflakes. Each bite gives you a tastiness, sweetness of squid flesh and fine flavor.
Hashiri Shin ika goes for over $500 per kilogram. At about 20 squid per kilogram, the cost of one piece of sushi is $25. This price is comparable to Otoro.
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List of Squid (Ika) and Octopus (Tako)
Golden cuttlefish (Sumi ika)