Place of originJapan
Region or stateŌdate, Akita Prefecture
Main ingredientsRice, sweet miso

Kiritanpo (きりたんぽ) is a Japanese dish particularly in Akita Prefecture.[1][2][3] Freshly cooked rice is pounded until somewhat mashed, then formed into cylinders around Japanese cedar skewers, and toasted over an open hearth. It can then be served with sweet miso or cooked as dumplings with meat and vegetables in soups.[4][5][6][7]

See also


  1. ^ Delicious and delightful, delicacies of Akita Archived 2017-02-24 at the Wayback Machine. Akita city- tourist guide. Accessed 7 September 2009.
  2. ^ Local Flavors Archived 2011-01-17 at the Wayback Machine. Akita – Prefectural Guide. Accessed 7 September 2009.
  3. ^ Rowthorn, Chris. Lonely Planet Japan, 9th edition. Footscray, Vic: Lonely Planet, 2005, p. 494. ISBN 978-1-74059-924-5.
  4. ^ Local cuisine of the Tohoku regionArchived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine. Japan National Tourism Organization. Accessed 7 September 2009.
  5. ^ Kiritanpo. WASHOKU - Japanese Food Culture - Japanese Cuisine. Accessed 7 September 2009.
  6. ^ "Kiritanpo". Hosking, Richard. A Dictionary of Japanese Food: Ingredients & Culture. Rutland, Vt: Tuttle Publishing, 1997, p. 80. ISBN 978-0-8048-2042-4.
  7. ^ "Kiritanpo Nabe (Kirintanpo Pot)". TOHOKU - A MOMENT IN TIME. Archived from the original on 2017-09-19. Retrieved 2020-02-09.