Kuro Hanpen (Black Fish Cake)

The ash-colored kuro hanpen was first created in a harbor town. Minerals from fish are concentrated inside

Mackerel and sardines harvested in the port city of Yaizu are minced and carefully shaped by craftsmen into kuro hanpen. It is famous for being a Shizuoka specialty which can be grilled and then eaten with ginger-spiked soy sauce but it is also an essential ingredient in Shizuoka oden.

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