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Furikake are raw ingredients chopped finely, seasoned with various flavorings, dried and mixed together. They are sprinkled over white rice, and eaten together with the rice. This mixture is also sometimes made into rice balls.
There are many flavors of Furikake, egg, wakame seaweed, salmon, red perilla, cod roe, Kombu seaweed, finely chopped dried bonito, toasted seaweed etc. and some variants are curry flavor or Chinese red chilli oil. Recently, not completely dried, soft Furikake are also popular.
My favorite is pollock roe Furikake flavor. There are many people, both young and old, that love this food. My kids also love it. And when sent as souvenirs to people from foreign countries they are well received too.
Have you ever eatern Japanese Furikake ? Do you have Furikake in your home country ? What kind of Furikake do you like ?