The Nyankama Japanese Fish Cakes Look Like Candy

By: Laura McQuarrie - May 12, 2014
References: kamaboko.org & en.rocketnews24
These adorable paw print tablets look like they should have some sort of sweet flavor, but if that's what you're expecting when you take a bite, you'll be in for a big surprise—they're fish cakes.

The Japanese kamaboko fish cakes have are playfully called 'Nyankama' and the bite-sized snacks are filled with a cream cheese filling. To make this food item even more interesting, established fish cake manufacturer Ikuji Kamaboko uses one of the "100 best waters in Japan" to ensure a quality product.

The miniature snacks can be purchased for just over $4 and the set of five includes four fish cakes printed with paws and one fish cake shaped like a cat face. As well, when ordering, there's also an option for "no cheese," which will appeal to those who like their fish cakes plain.