There are different types of calamari (squid) such as Pacific flying squid, spear squid and southern squid. Though most of the calamari we use is caught off of Hokkaido, some are brought in from other parts of Japan and the world. In order to maintain our status as a professional on delicacies and to make the finest products, we must choose ingredients that will best fit each product we aim to manufacture.
We carry salmon, cod, arabesque greenling (atka mackerel), shishamo smelt and other fish products. Among these, we especially carry many products made from Hokkaido salmon. Salmon meat is used to make smoked salmon sticks, while the skin is used to make chips, so all parts of the salmon are used. One of the most typical snacks in Hokkaido is Komai (saffron cod). Although it is a fish with a strong smell, it is extremely tasty and once you eat it, it is likely to become addictive.
Shellfish and Seaweed Products
The first thing that comes to mind when speaking of shellfish in Hokkaido, is scallops. There are many fishing grounds for scallops throughout Hokkaido, such as Eastern Hokkaido and the Funka Bay. From long ago, dried adductor muscles of the scallops have been considered a delicacy, and have been loved by many. Of course, we use Hokkaido scallops. Although the dried scallops shrink in size, each piece is packed full of powerful flavor! We also carry some smoked scallops that are softer in texture.
Some of the usual meat delicacies are considered dry sausages, salami and semi-dry Russian sausages, and we have made them not only delicious, but just the right hardness for culinary pleasure. Besides the usual beef, pork and chicken that are used for such delicacies, we have recently been experimenting with the use of Hokkaido venison. Because the main branch of our company is located in Obihiro, Tokachi, we have also been making Obihiro famous Butadon (pork rice bowl) ingredients into products to be sold at souvenir stores.
Tara Cheese, cheese sticks wrapped in cod sheets, is a delicacy that has become a popular snack. We took advantage of the blessings of the land such as Tokachi cheese, and made unique products such as a super creamy product, and Tara Cheese that is slightly grilled for a toasty flavor. We also carry a large variety of delicious dairy products made from fresh Hokkaido milk.
Nuts and Dried Fruit Products
One of Edoya’s concepts is to distribute delicious delicacies of the world throughout Japan. Nuts and dried fruit are representative foods of this nature. We deliver products that are mainly manufactured overseas at reasonable prices for our customers here. Of course, much thought and care goes into ensuring flavor, quality and safety too. For example, our staff has been to the factory from where we order the sweet chestnuts many times to check every small detail of the factory before we order the product.
Snacks and Bean Snack Products
When speaking of snacks that go with alcoholic drinks or delicacies, bland flavored items such as dried fish are mainstream. While such items go very well with Japanese sake and Shochu, they are not always a sufficient snack to go with beer or carbonated drinks. By seasoning or coating the ingredient and deep-frying it, we are able to give the product a bit of oil and kick to it. It also makes the product crunchy in texture, therefore making it the perfect snack not just for your drink, but for something between meals too.
When everyone gathers together, when you want to taste a little of everything, or can’t eat a lot at once, our assortments will solve the problem. Most of our products are divided and packaged into small snack size packages that make sharing with large crowds, carrying along and storing easy. We have assortments that include seafood delicacies, delicacies and bean snack combinations, and just bean assortments for your convenience.