Cake of fish-paste. かまぼこ、蒲鉾。
Surimi, a paste of the flesh of different kinds of fish, is steamed on a small wooden board. It is usually molded in the form of a pillow. Originally white in color, but various colorings, especially pink, are popular.
It is sliced to serve. Can be eaten like it is, with a bit of soy sauce, for example as a snack with sake. Is added to soups (miso soup), noodle dishes (udon, soba), oden, and nabemono. Can also be grilled.