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A photo of mizudako sushi
North-pacific giant octopus (Mizudako)

North-pacific giant octopus (Mizudako)

【Nigiri: Octopus】
Mizudako (North pacific giant octopus) is a huge octopus that grows to 3 meters long and lives in cold region waters. While Madako is distributed already boiled, Mizukako is often distributed raw.

It has been more consumed as domestic ingredient instead of madako which has been disappearing from sushi counter due to its declining fish haul. Mizudako has a bit watery flesh but tender and really delicious eaten with shari. Many sushi chefs believe that citrus and salt go with Mizudako better than soy sauce.

Related contents:
List of Squid (Ika) and Octopus (Tako)

Main production area

Hokkaido Aomori Miyagi

Season

Winter-Spring