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Squid and octopus

Common octopus (Madako) Common octopus (Madako)

Common octopus (Madako)

It is said that Akashi’s Octopus “walk on its feet” since its limbs are firm. The sushi chef makes small zigzag cuts so called Kazari boucho on the surface, and its flesh is pounded with the corner of knife and then rolled into sushi. The firm texture and faint sweetness spreads in the mouth. There is also a dish called “sakura-ni” which offers a tasty tender octopus flesh.

Main production area

Setonaikai Kyushu Mie

Famous production area

Akashi Sajima