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Bonito Flakes Onigiri
What is Bonito?
Bonito is a type of fish, known as Skipjack Tuna or Striped Tuna. It belongs to the family of Tuna & Mackerels. Bonito Fish is also called as Katsuo (鰹/かつお) in Japanese; while it is known as chái yú (柴鱼) or mù yú (木鱼) in Chinese.
What is the difference between Ito Kezuri (Shredded Bonito Flakes) and Katsuoboshi (Bonito Flakes)?
Ito Kezuri is usually the back or tail area of the dried bonito fish; whilst Katsuo Boshi is almost any part of the dried bonito fish.
Ito Kezuri is more expensive as it is harder to shred into thinner pieces; Katsuo Boshi is cheaper as it is bigger in size and packaging.