Rosy Flaked Fish

Sakura Dembu

Preparation info

  • Makes

    , enough for 8 mini rolls of sushi
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

An Ocean of Flavor: The Japanese Way with Fish and Seafood

An Ocean of Flavor

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1988

  • About

The name sakura dembu literally means “cherry blossom flaked fish,” and it is a popular addition to rolled sushi, particularly in the springtime when picnic menus echo nature’s glory. Commercially prepared sakura dembu tends to be too sweet for American tastes, and sometimes the color is more than just blushing. Although it takes a bit of time to make sakura dembu, it’s not very difficult. And since it will keep for a month or more if well refrigerated, I urge yo