Nama Hotaru Ika // Raw Firefly Squid

Nama Hotaru Ika // Raw Firefly Squid

$45.00 (Incl. GST)

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  • Description


Hotaru-ika is bioluminescent organism with photophores – light producing organs – on it’s mantle, head, arms and tentacles. They thrive in Toyoma Bay because of the unique geography of the region that encourages it’s habitation. However, to prevent contamination form parasites, Hotaru-ika comes either boiled or frozen. These are available for an extremely short window every Spring.

Pre-order product

  • 18 to 20 pcs per tray
  • Taste & texture: soft and sweet
  • Availability: March to June
  • Suitable for consumption as Sashimi
  • Other cooking methods: boiled with a Miso-vinaigrette (sumiso­-ae), marinated and steamed, fried as karāge or pickled


  1. Weights provided are estimates and are dependent on the measurements of each catch – which see some pieces being smaller than others. We ensure that the minimum weights stated are met. Should you receive a larger piece, consider it your lucky day. Prices stated will be honoured. 
  2. Images are for visual purposes only, and may or may not be representative of the actual size, weight or colour of the produce.