Ika no Sugata Fry: A Classic Japanese Squid Cracker

Summer is nearly upon us. It’s the perfect season for icy chilled beer, and when drinking it, we Japanese often prepare Otsumami (おつまみ).

Otsumami is a Japanese word for snack foods eaten with alcoholic beverages, and representatives include these dried squid snacks, Surume (するめ), Noshi-Ika (のしイカ), and Saki-Ika (さきイカ).

Ika no Sugata Fry

In addition to them, there is one more Japanese squid snack that you should remember when we talk about Otsumami, which is Ika no Sugata Fry (いかの姿フライ).

Ika no Sugata Fry (いかの姿フライ)

Ika Sugata Fry

Ika no Sugata Fry is a deep-fried squid cracker that has long been around and is now widely enjoyed in Japan as Otsumami.

By the way, this product is a value pack (150 grams) and contains a bunch of crackers.

Ika no Sugata Fry Crackers

The name いかの姿フライ loosely means fry with the shape of a whole squid, and as you can see in the photo, the snack looks just like that.

These treats are sweet and savory with a pleasant crunch, going perfectly with beer and sake. And that is why it has long been a favorite among Japanese drinkers.

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Ika no Sugata Fry Crackers Ingredients Nutrition Facts Label

Lastly, let’s see the ingredients and nutrition facts of this Ika Fry (イカフライ) snack.

Wheat flour, Vegetable oil (Rapeseed, Palm), Squid, Panko breadcrumb, Starch, Salt, Sugar, Vegetable protein (including Soybean), Spice, Fish surimi, Egg white, Whole egg, Colors (Flavonoid, Carotenoid, Caramel), Seasoning (including Amino acid), Baking powder, Calcium carbonate, Sweetener (Stevia), Emulsifier, Modified starch, Sorbitol, Casein sodium (from Milk), Flavoring

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per 100 Grams
Calories 534 kcal
Protein 15.2 g
Fat 31.7 g
Carbohydrates 47.0 g
Salt equivalents 2.4 g

(Reference Page: Wikipedia イカフライ )


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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