Item of the Day – Bonito Flakes

Bonito Flakes

Item 94020 – 6/1 lb. case

Item 90002 – 1 lb. bag

Katsuobushi, or Skipjack Tuna is filleted into 4 loins, simmered for couple of hours, de-boned, rubbed with fish paste and then smoked for about a month. Each loin is then elegantly shaved down to create a perfect shape and is sprayed with a mold similar to Koji. The finished loins spend the next 6 months cycling between the humid  fermentation room and the dry sunlight. Once complete, it is packaged whole or shaved. Katsuobushi is a fundamental and critical ingredient across all Japanese cuisine. It can be found in soup stocks (Dashi), salads, dipping sauces, marinades, rice dishes, sushi and is often used as a garnish.

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