"Chikuwa" is a tubular roll food which is pasted the mashed fish meat around a comb of bamboo and is grilled or steamed.
Chiku-wa means a ring of bamboo.

It is called as "chikuwa" because it is a cylindrical shape after pulling out the skewer and is similar to bamboo.

Both ends of chikuwa are whitish and soft and the center part of it is grilled to brown.
There are a chikuwa to be used to cook food and a chikuwa to eat as raw.

Depending on the kind of fish of the ingredients, taste and price are various.

"Delicious way to eat chikuwa”  Yamasa Chikuwa Co.Ltd.   

"How to make chikuwa"   KIBUN FOODS INC 

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