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Type Soup
Place of origin Japan
Region or state Akita Prefecture
Main ingredients Rice, sweet miso
Cookbook: Kiritanpo  Media: Kiritanpo

Kiritanpo (きりたんぽ?) is a Japanese dish particularly in Akita Prefecture.[1][2][3] Freshly cooked rice is pounded until somewhat mashed, then formed into cylinders around Japanese cedar skewers, and toasted over an open hearth. It can then be served with sweet miso or used as dumplings in soups.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ Delicious and delightful, delicacies of Akita. Akita city- tourist guide. Accessed 7 September 2009.
  2. ^ Local Flavors. Akita – Prefectural Guide. Accessed 7 September 2009.
  3. ^ Rowthorn, Chris. Lonely Planet Japan, 9th edition. Footscray, Vic: Lonely Planet, 2005, p. 494. ISBN 978-1-74059-924-5.
  4. ^ Local cuisine of the Tohoku region. Japan National Tourism Organization. Accessed 7 September 2009.
  5. ^ Kiritanpo. WASHOKU - Japanese Food Culture - Japanese Cuisine. Accessed 7 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Kiritanpo". Hosking, Richard. A Dictionary of Japanese Food: Ingredients & Culture. Rutland, Vt: Tuttle Publishing, 1997, p. 80. ISBN 978-0-8048-2042-4.