Hanpen

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Hanpen
Kuro Hanpen (黒はんぺん), literally "black hanpen".

Hanpen (半片?) is a white, square, triangle or round shaped surimi product with a soft, mild taste. It is believed to have been invented during the Edo period in Japan by a chef, Hanpei (半平?) of Suruga, and the dish is named after him.[1] Another theory suggests that because it is triangle shaped and appears to have been cut in half from a square, it is a half ( han?) piece ( pen?). It can be eaten as an ingredient in oden or soup. It can also be fried or broiled.

In Shizuoka Prefecture, whole sardines are used and the resulting product has a bluish-gray color. This is called Kuro Hanpen (黒はんぺん), literally "black hanpen".

Hanpen is made from grated-Japanese mountain yam, surimied-Alaska pollock, salt, seaweed-stock (Kombu-Dashi).

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  1. ^ Origin of hanpen:Kibun foods, Japanese food company