Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Where Does Naruto name come from?

Naruto is name after the Japan food Narutomaki? Naruto is a Japanese fish cake with a pink spiral commonly used to decorate ramen.


For those of you who don't know, those swirly flakes in your ramen soup are called Narutomaki - a form of Kamaboko called narutomaki because it is reminiscent of the whirlpools in the naruto sea.

This is how you make Narutomaki

Ingredients - 
  • 3 white fish fillets
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 pack of 16 crabsticks
  • Coloured rice paper (like the kind found in candy stores)
Blend all the ingredients slowly adding the flour. You're looking for more of a paste consistency than dough. When ready, spread the paste over a sheet of coloured rice paper on a bamboo rolling mat and roll as if it were a sleeping bag - careful not to squeeze the paste out!

Steam for 20 minutes - add a few dashes of vinegar to the water to bleach the rice flour and let the rice paper dye run a little. 


Anonymous said...

But how do you make the soup??? It looks so tasty!

Anonymous said...

Did you cook the fish and crab before hand?