Sashimi of “Kensaki-Ika / Daruma-Ika” Loligo Edulis

Loligo Edulis has various local names. Among them, a typical name is “Kensaki-Ika” and “Daruma-Ika”.

These are Loligo edulis (Decapodiformes).  They are called “Kensaki-Ika” in Kansai region, and “Daruma-Ika” in Kanto region.

“Kensaki-Ika” is written in Kanji “剣先烏賊” literally “a tip of a blade squid”, derived from the spear-shaped.
Daruma of “Daruma-Ika” is come from a daruma doll, which shape is round.  Because it is more round in shape compared with a spear squid (Heterololigo bleekeri).

Kensaki-Ika, Daruma-Ika, Loligo edulis (Decapodiformes)

Now in this season it is a squid you will see most often at the fish shop in Japan.

The body
The gladius, like a long piece of plastic.
The mouth, like a beak.
Kensaki-Ika, Daruma-Ika, Loligo edulis (Decapodiformes)
Kensaki-Ika, Daruma-Ika, Loligo edulis (Decapodiformes)
Kensaki-Ika, Daruma-Ika, Loligo edulis (Decapodiformes)

The body color and pattern of pink, bordeaux purple and pale yellow looks like a feminine autumnal dress.

Kensaki-Ika, Daruma-Ika, Loligo edulis (Decapodiformes)
Just prepared tow dishes,  freshly sashimi and fried with ginger and scallion.
Sashimi of "Kensaki-Ika and Daruma-Ika" Loligo Edulis

・Kensaki-Ika / Daruma-Ika
is a Loligo edulis (Decapodiformes).  It is commonly known as Kensaki-Ika in Kansai region, and Daruma-Ika in Kanto region.  剣先烏賊 literally “a tip of a blade squid”  達磨烏賊 “daruma doll squid”
It is a different specie from a spear squid (Heterololigo bleekeri) “Yari-Ika”.  槍烏賊 literally “spear squid”

・Ika
is a general name of squid.  烏賊 literally “crow thief”   * It’s derived from the Chinese old tale.