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Narutomaki (upper-left) served on miso ramen
Naruto whirlpools (naruto no uzushio)

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 cloud-shaped 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 Naruto, Tokushima Prefecture on Shikoku Island in Japan. The word is also used as a slang term for the at sign "@".[1] It is represented by the emoji 🍥.


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.

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  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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