kamaboko

Definition

Food

  • Cooked fish cakes made with ground up white fish flesh bound with starch, egg white, mirin and sugar. Either steamed or dusted with corn flour and shallow-fried. They have a slightly rubbery texture and are either sliced and added to soups, noodles, etc. or served as a hors d’oeuvres with a sauce. The surface is often coloured to give an attractive appearance when sliced.
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