Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Itawasa

Kamaboko slices. 板わさ。

"Ita" refers to the wooden cedar boards on which kamaboko loaves used to be molded and steamed and grilled; "wasa" is short for wasabi.

This is an appetizer consisting of slices of high-grade kamaboko with wasabi horseradish and soy sauce.  Goes also well with sake. Use the soy sauce and wasabi as a dip for the kamaboko slices. Eat chilled or at room temperature.