Japanese Dried Squid Snacks: Surume, Noshi-ika, Saki-ika


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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  1. Bob says:

    Thank you for this post. Ten years ago, my wife and I traveled Bōsō Hantō by train, stopping many places. We were walking on one beach eating dried cuttlefish on a stick. I assume this was surume-ika. Or is there adifferent name for this snack?

    • Tomo says:

      Hello, Bob
      Thank you for the comment!
      The seafood you ate ten years ago was probably “Yaki Ika (焼きイカ)”, or grilled whole squid, which is often served on a stick, while Surume (snack name) is usually broiled first, cut into thin strips with hands, and eaten with mayonnaise. But it seems that Yaki Ika is often made with Surume Ika (squid name)!

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