Takashimaya Department Store Food Court: Ika Meshi (squid stuffed with rice)
Well, once again the department store food court turns up some yummies! Paku and I bought this, I think it was from a demise (出店) from Ishikawa Prefecture, it is called ika meshi. Ika means ‘squid’ and meshi is one of several ways to say ‘cooked rice’.
Ika meshi is a simple dish in which a whole squid is stuffed with seasoned rice and cooked. The stuffed squid can be steamed or grilled, or both. To serve, the squid is simply sliced and then tare (thickened sweet shoyu) is drizzled over the top.
Like a l lot the offerings in the department store food courts, ika meshi is another yummy treat that could make a tasty, reasonably priced meal for travelers at their inn or hotel or just along the river bank.
Ika Meshi Served