Squirming flakes of dried fish are a popular Japanese garnish

I bought this (photo attached) pack of dried fish flakes when I travelled to Japan
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From kimchi-flavored dried scallop gills to vacuum-packed salted fish slices, there's a wide variety of seafood snacks out there. But in my book, it all boils down to two: shredded squid and dried fish. We tasted our way through Chinatown's available brands in a search for the very best of each.
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The top level of the store was of an open structure with areas that could be sectioned off to contain neat stacks of dried fish. As the drying process was depended on the weather, dry fish may spend up to two months in this facility. At the start of the drying season, usually mid August to early September the fish would be carried to the flakes and spread out for drying. Okonomiyaki with dried fish flakes, kewpie mayo, and yakisoba sauce
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Growing up, my mother religiously believed that grades mattered most; I was the kid who went to Saturday schools instead of the park. And I managed to keep myself awake through those interminable classes by eating seafood snacks. Yup, seafood snacks—those dried-up squid and mystery fish that are sold out of bulk boxes in Chinatown or wrapped-up and shiny on supermarket shelves. They're what you might call an acquired taste, but I find them addictive and flavor-packed, not mention stealthy; no loud crinkling or crunching to disrupt the class or alert my instructors. To this day, a whiff is enough to perk me up.
The image of fresh watermelon chunks thoroughly speckled with a sugary dip of dried fish flakes and crispy shallots probably won’t make many people salivate. That’s completely understandable. But for the readers who grew up eating this — one of the most sublime Thai snacks ever invented, in my opinion — I hope they’re at once both salivating and filled with sweet nostalgia like I am.The 100% pure Bonita Fish flakes are a healthy, high-protein taste treat that will have your cats begging for more! The sun-dried dehydrated fish flakes are very light, so each 1 ounce pouch is packed full of long-lasting, irresistible treats. Flint River Ranch Bonita cat treats are not only thoroughly enjoyable to your cat, they're also beneficial for good feline health.To be honest, it did strike me to read it at first…but in a “this sounds” interesting way! I loved the dried cat fish salads I had tried in Thailand, but had no clue how to make the flakes, so it’s amazing to learn what you can make with fresh trout! Independently of whether I like it on my watermelon or not, it’s a really cool technique to learn!! But still, will definately give it a try. I love watermelon and feta salads, as is traditional in Greece…so why not sweet crispy fish flakes with the incredible addition of crispy shallots?!Thanks for sharing.The rest is pretty easy. The only time-consuming stage is the dry-toasting of the steamed fish flakes in a skillet. You’ll have to stand by the stove, toasting the fish slowly until each and every flake is thoroughly dried, golden brown, and crunchy. It’s the part where you can’t rush.

Bonito is a kind of tuna, and Katsuobushi is dried, smoked bonito. Katsuobushi is often used as flakes shaved from a piece of dried fish. This is actually Kezuribushi, but we still call it Katsuobushi. Some Katsuobushi is only smoked and dried, but the real Katsuobushi is smoked and then ripened with a special kind of mold for months to a couple of years. Katsuobushi is usually sold as flakes or shavings in a package today, but you can buy a chunk and shave it yourself with a Katsuobushi plane if you would like to make your own.