Monday, September 20, 2010

Kamaboko Burgers, Sticks, and Dumplings at the Soul Food Festival!

Does the word kamaboko ring a bell? If you're familiar with sushi or Japanese ramen, you might know what kamaboko is without knowing the name. Kamaboko is fish cake made from a centuries-old technique of curing and steaming seafood puree. Small slices of pink-dyed kamaboko loaves, usually half-moon shaped, are commonly seen as a common ingredient in many Japanese dishes. With a firm texture, it can be steamed, deep fried, barbecued or poached and used in soups, salads, casseroles, you name it. Kamaboko is easily moldable and can be found in any form, even Hello Kitty.

With stores across Japan, Shiki Kamaboko is a company that specializes in transforming kamaboko into innovative and non-traditional forms, such as sticks, burgers, dogs, and dumplings topped with Yuzusco. If you got a craving for fishcake but with a different flavor, stop by Shiki Kamaboko's booth in the Soul Food Festival this Sunday or a kamaboko dog or dumpling!