I ate one whole ika sashimi, with eyes, tentacles and all, for the first time at Kawataro, a well-known restaurant located in a traditional shophouse between Canal City and the yatai street.
One order comes with two big ikas. They were fished out of the pond in front of my table just after I placed the order. For those who are not fond of sashimi, it is squeamish to have the eyes of two big ikas looking at you from a plate. But for ika sashimi fans, I tell you, it is heaven on a ceramic plate.
So fresh. So sweet. I ate the body of the ika sashimi-style, and after I had eaten the body, the restaurant cooked the remaining cartilage and tentacles in two ways: grilled lightly with salt and fried in a tempura batter. So so so good.
1-6-6 Nakasu Hakata-Ku
Fukuoka-shi Fukuoka-ken 810-0801 J