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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 resembles the Naruto whirlpools in the Naruto Strait between Awaji Island and Shikoku in Japan. It 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.

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Notably, the titular character Naruto Uzumaki from Naruto is named after the naruto. In-universe, his name is taken from a courageous novel character named Naruto Musasabi, who in turn is named after naruto.

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