Hotaru Ika (Firefly Squid)

A sign of spring in Toyama Prefecture, the taste of this blue-glowing squid is exceptional

The large school of hotaru ika swarming into Toyama Bay between March and June is the taste of spring that symbolizes the prefecture. It can be boiled with a dressing of vinegared miso or enjoyed fresh just dipped in a shabu-shabu hot pot.

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