Uni Sakiika: Sea Urchin Flavor Shredded Squid Snack

After finishing my errands yesterday, I stopped by a 7-Eleven convenience store and got some treats.

While I was shopping, I found a sea urchin or Uni (うに/雲丹) flavored snack named Uni Sakiika, and I also picked it up.

Uni Sakiika (うにさきいか)

Uni Sakiika

For the unfamiliar, Saki-Ika (さきいか: meaning shredded squid) is a traditional Japanese snack food made of raw or dried squid.

When using fresh raw squid, the ingredient is first grilled and then stretched and shredded.

Uni Saki-Ika Sea Urchi Flavored Shredded Squid Snack

The resulting shreds, called Soft Sakiika (ソフトさきいか), are soft and tender compared to the ones made with dried squid or Surume (スルメ).

I think these strips are just that kind because the treats have some moisture and are tenderer than the ones made with Surume called Surume Sakiika (スルメさきいか).

Otsumami Uni Sakiika with Canned Beer

Saki-Ika is a snack food that goes well with alcoholic drinks or a kind of Otsumami (おつまみ), and here in Japan, it often comes with beer or sake.

These squid shreds are seasoned with sugar and salt and coated with special sea urchin sauce. The snack has a subtle sweetness and a pleasant fragrance of Uni and tastes pretty good!

Ingredients/Nutrition Facts

Uni Sakiika Ingredients Nutrition Facts Label

Lastly, for your information, here are the ingredients list and nutrition facts label of the Uni Sakiika I bought this time.

Ingredients
Squid, Uni (Sea urchin roe), Sugar, Milk sugar, Salt, Fermented rice seasoning, Yeast extract, Sorbitol, Seasoning (including Amino acid), pH adjuster, Sodium phosphate, Preservative (Sorbic acid K), Sweetener (Stevia), Paprika pigment.

Nutritional Values

Nutritional Values per Bag (19 Grams)
Calories 52 kcal
Protein 5.5 g
Fat 0.3 g
Carbohydrates 6.7 g
Salt equivalents 0.9 g

Tomo

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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