April 1, 2010
My computer refused to upload photo's for a few days, but it was in a good mood today and I was able to post a photo for Theme Day. Today's theme is 'Red.'
I don't know if you can call this red, but there seemed to be a lot of red in the Katsuo-bushi corner at the Seiyu, the supermarket next to Tokorozawa Station. Katsuo-bushi is made from dried and shaved Bonito, a type of fish we call Katsuo. But I've heard some people just call it 'Fish Flakes.'
Katsuo-shi can be used in just about any Japanese dish. It can be used as a topping for dishes like tofu, a ingredient in making broth, or used as a filling for rice balls.
My grandmother used to buy a dried Bonito and shave it at home. But since I don't have a shaver, I just buy the already shaved packets at the supermarket. I think Seiyu has a pretty large selection.
My friend and I used Katsuo-bushi as a topping for Takoyaki. Have you ever tried it? It was really delicious. And my friend's Takoyaki maker is red, too!
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