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Is katsuobushi (okaka) vegan?

Katsuobushi (okaka) is a non-vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is katsuobushi (okaka)?

Katsuobushi, also known as okaka, is a traditional Japanese ingredient made from dried, smoked, and fermented bonito fish. The fish is shaved into thin flakes and commonly used as a seasoning in various Japanese dishes, including dashi broth, soups, and rice bowls. Katsuobushi has a distinct umami flavor and adds depth to any dish it's used in. When combined with soy sauce and other seasonings, it becomes okaka, a salty and savory topping for rice. Katsuobushi is a popular ingredient in Japanese cuisine and is known for its unique flavor and aroma.

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