Kamaboko is a traditional type of fish cake made from pureed white fish that can be steamed, grilled or deep-fried. It's available in a variety of shapes, like red-and-white half circles and donut-like cylinders. One form, an alternative to crab meat called "surimi," is especially popular abroad. Packed with protein, it works well in practically any type of cooking. We visit the famous production area of Odawara and learn about the artistry that goes into its distinctive springy texture.
Various Kamaboko
Grilled Chikuwa
Kamaboko workshop
Kyaraben lunchbox