Sea Vegetables

  • Beef Sea Vegetables Udon

    Beef & Wakame Udon Soup

    It was time to make my lunch. I had a look in the fridge to see what I had and saw a small amount of thinly sliced Beef. I instantly decided to cook ‘Beef & Wakame Soup’. I added Udon Noodles to make it into a filling meal. This is another quick & easy Udon …

  • Mushrooms Sea Vegetables

    Snow Fungus & Wakame Salad

    I always stock Dried Cut Wakame and Dried Snow Fungus, aka White Jelly Mushroom. Are you unfamiliar with them? They are available from most Asian grocery stores. They have similar texture and don’t have strong flavour. I use them mainly for soups and salads, but I have never used both of them together, so I …

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    Cucumber & Nori ‘Aemono’ Salad

    This type of salad dish is called ‘Aemono’ in Japan. A variety of Vegetables can be used. ‘Aemono’ is often simply seasoned and offered as a side dish. This Cucumber & Nori ‘Aemono’ Salad is also very simple. Salt is the main seasoning. To enjoy the flavour of Cucumber and Toasted Nori, you don’t need …

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    Kombu (Kelp) Salad

    If you have already shredded Dry Kombu (Kelp), it would be easy to make this salad. As I cannot find shredded Dried Kombu these days, I sliced it by myself. It is not very hard, but you need a simple trick to slice the slippery Kombu. Please find my tip at ‘How To Thinly Slice …

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    How To Thinly Slice Kombu (Kelp)

    Do you want to use the softened Kombu (Kelp) after making Dashi Stock? Do you want to slice the slippery Kombu for cooking? This is how I slice it. It’s not hard even with my achy hand. You only need a simple trick. Method Clean Dried Kombu (Kelp) and soak in cold water until soft. …

  • Other Soup Sea Vegetables

    Wakame Soup

    This is Wakame only soup. I recommend to add fresh Ginger. An absolutely simple soup, often served at Chinese restaurants in Japan, very popular over there, and I often crave for it. Makes 2 to 3 Servings Ingredients 2 to 3 tablespoons Dry Cut Wakame4-5 thin slices Ginger *cut into fine strips1-2 teaspoons Sesame Oil2 …

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    Hijiki Salad

    I recently received a question about how Hijiki can be cooked. Hijili is a blackish coloured Sea Vegetable. In Japan, it is used for many dishes. Most commonly it is simmered in Dashi Stock seasoned with Soy Sauce, with Soy Beans, Tofu products, or Vegetables such as Carrot. But, Hijiki can be added to Salad. …

  • Sea Vegetables Tempura

    Crispy Fried Nori

    It all started when I first fried Nori to use up leftover Tempura batter. Nori Tempura turned much crispier than I expected, and it brought back a memory of a childhood snack. I altered the batter to achieve the right texture and I added Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes) to it. These ‘Crispy Fried Nori’ are really …

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    Kombu ‘Tsukudani’

    ‘Tsukudani’ is a dish of commonly small fish, shellfish or seaweed cooked in Mirin, Sugar and Soy Sauce to preserve the ingredients. If I were living in Japan, I would have never tried to make this Kombu ‘Tsukudani’ as it is popularly available in a variety of flavours. But, here in Melbourne where I live, …

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    Lettuce & Wakame Sesame Salad

    This is a Korean inspired salad. I usually add Garlic, but the salad tastes good without Garlic. This salad is seasoned with Salt only, but it is absolutely delicious and can be a great side dish. Good for drinking, too. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients 200g (4 large leaves) Iceberg Lettuce *OR Cos Lettuce2 …

  • Sea Vegetables Tofu & Soy Protein

    Simmered ‘Arame’ & Fried Tofu

    ‘Arame’ is a sea vegetable of Kombu (Kelp) family and its texture is softer than Kombu’s. My mother used to cook ‘Arame’ very frequently. It is more popular than Hijiki or Kombu where I grew up. I happened to come across a bag of Dried ‘Arame’ at a local Asian grocery store yesterday. I purchased …

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