Friday, July 6, 2018

chikuwa -

Chikuwa ( ) is a Japanese food ingredient in the form of processed fish meat like a tube. Chikuwa is made from surimi ingredients processed fish meat mixed with salt, sugar, flour, monosodium glutamate, and egg white. After all the ingredients are well blended, the dough is wrapped around a small bamboo stem or metal rod, then steamed or boiled. The term chikuwa means "bamboo ring", referring to its shape after being sliced.

Popular examples of other varieties of surimi products are kamaboko and satsuma age. The level of consumption of chikuwa per household in Tottori is the highest in Japan over the last 30 years. Because of its cheap, nutritious, high protein content, and low fat, chikuwa is popular as a snack in Japan.

All types of white fish meat can be surimi (Japanese: , meaning "ground meat").

Chikuwa can be eaten simply, or made into a mixture of other dishes for nimono like chikuzenni, chirashizushi, udon, yakisoba, yasai-itame, and Japanese curry.