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Narutomaki (upper-left) served on miso ramen

Narutomaki (鳴門巻き/なると巻き) or naruto (ナルト/なると) is a type of kamaboko, or cured fish surimi produced in Japan. Each slice of naruto has a pink or red spiral pattern, which is meant to resemble the Naruto whirlpools in the Naruto Strait between Awaji Island and Shikoku in Japan. The word is also used as a slang term for the at sign "@".[1]


The city of Yaizu, Shizuoka is known for production of naruto.[2]


Naruto is a common topping on Japanese noodles such as Tokyo-style ramen. In some regions of Japan, it is also used as an ingredient of oden and nimono.

In media[edit]

  • Notably, the titular character Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto is named after naruto. In-universe, his name is taken from a courageous novel character named Naruto Musasabi, who, in turn, is named after naruto.
  • Narutomaki was a basket ingredient on the "Fat Chance" episode of the Food Network series “Chopped”.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Jacobs, Frank (July 25, 2014). "Digital Monkeys and Virtual Ducks: What to Call the @". Strange Maps #669 at Retrieved July 30, 2014.
  2. ^ Narutomaki Archived 2018-10-10 at the Wayback Machine at the official website of Yaizu City (in Japanese)

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