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Sakura Denbu

A pink colored condiment made from cooked and dried codfish, and used to season and add color to various Japanese dishes.

Sakura Denbu is made with codfish that has been cooked in dashi stock. It is then shredded, and seasoned with sake, mirin, salt and sugar. Food coloring is added to give the dried fish a pink hue, similar to Japanese cherry blossoms or sakura.Sakura Denbu is often used to add color to rice and sushi dishes.