“Iidako” Octopus Ocellatus with Miso Mustard Sauce
Observation of Octopus ocellatus, eyes, mouth, hands…
This small octopus is Octopus ocellatus. The Japanese name is “Iidako (飯蛸)” literally “cooked rice octopus” because the roes packed in the body is similar to cooked rice.
is a Octopus Ocellatus. 飯蛸（いいだこ） literally “cooked rice octopus”
is a popular sauce for seafood and vegetabels, which is made of miso (white type “Shiro-Miso” is better), rice vinegar and Karashi. 辛子酢味噌（からしすみそ） literally “mustard vinegar miso”
is a Japanese mustard. Its flavor is similar to Colman’s mustard of England, but much more hot. 芥子 / 辛子（からし） literally “mustard seed / hot flavor seed”