Wadakyu Katsuobushi Bonito Flakes 500g

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Wadakyu Katsuobushi Bonito Flakes 500g
和田久 かつおぶし 500G

A 500g bag of Hana Katsuobushi Bonito flakes. Made in Spain by a Japanese owned factory under the brand Wadakyu. 

Bonito flakes, also called Katsuobushi, are made from dried, fermented and smoked skipjack tuna. They are created over a long process of carefully drying and removing moisture from the fish, and have a salty, slightly fishy flavour. They are often used in Japanese cooking to impart umami into dishes, which is the fifth taste; savoury.

Bonito flakes are used alongside kombu seaweed to make dashi stock, which is the basis to any Japanese dishes that require a stock, but you can also use bonito flakes as a dressing, where they can be sprinkled on top of dishes such as okonomiyaki and takoyaki, with complimentary sauces such as tonkatsu sauce and Japanese mayonnaise. You can even use them as a ramen topping, if you like the flavour of fish, they are very versatile.


  • Origin: Spain
  • Size: 500g
  • Units Per Case: 1
  • Packaging Material: Plastic
  • Manufacturer: Wadakyu
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Please note: As this product is imported from Japan, the best before date may be printed in the Japanese date format YY/MM/DD. If you are unsure, please contact us.


  • Skipjack tuna FISH 100%


  Per 100g
Energy 1563kj/369kcal
Fat 5.2g
- of which saturates 1.7g
Carbohydrate <0.1g
- of which sugar <0.1g
Protein 80.6g
Salt 0.3g


  • Fish

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How to Make Takoyaki

Takoyaki consists of minced or diced octopus dipped in a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special moulded pan.

Osaka style Okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a common Japanese street food that is rich in protein and very filling. The dish is a type of pancake but differs significantly from sweet American-style pancakes.