Air Flown Fresh Boiled Firefly Squid / Hotaru Ika

SGD $33.00


Sold by 300g/pack

Our Air Flown Boiled Firefly Squid / Hotaru Ika is flown in upon request. This is to ensure that you get the freshest quality.

Order by the end of Friday for delivery on Tuesday or Wednesday in the following week or,
Order by the end of Monday for delivery on Friday in the same week.
We do not deliver on Sundays and  Public Holidays.


There are many foods which tells us “Spring has come!” in Japan!
Hotaru Ika / Firefly Squid is one of them. We can see it at market from the end of March to June.

▼Boiled Firefly Squid / Hotaru Ika Guidence▼

Hotaru Ika (ホタルイカ) Firefly Squid – Its in season from March to June, Hotaru Ika is found in the Western Pacific Ocean.
It’s referred to as the firefly squid because it is bioluminescent.
These squid are very small, usually around six to eight centimeters long.

The Hotaru Ika is a popular appetizer and bar snack in Japan.
Although it can be easily contaminated with parasites, it can be served raw as sushi or lightly boiled.
Other common preparations include boiling with a sumiso dressing made of white miso and vinegar or simmering in soy sauce and sake.

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How to Store



Best to Consume

Within 2 days once received

  • Air Flown Fresh from Japan
  • Origin is Hyogo Prefecture
  • Boiled Product
  • Ready to Eat product
  • Weight is 300g/pack
  • Best to consume between 1-2 days

Sumiso Vinegar-Miso Dressing

Ingredients of Sumiso
50g Saikyō miso
1 Tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoon water
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 Tablespoon rice vinegar (komézu)

*Add some karashi (Japanese mustard) to the dressing for a bit of heat.
Karashi is sold at the supermarket pre-mixed in small tubes.

In a small pan, combine the Saikyō miso, mirin, water, and sugar and cook over low heat for about two minutes, stirring constantly.
Be careful not to burn the miso.

Remove from heat and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Add the rice vinegar and mix thoroughly.

The mixture can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 5 days in a sealed container.

Please use Sumiso to dress boiled Hotaru Ika (Firefly Squid)! Very Nice!


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