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 yummy and perfect for snacking or DRINKING!


2 Servings


1/4 cup Plain Flour *You can use ‘Tempura’ Flour if you have it.
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Ground Chilli as required *optional
1/4 cup Cold Water
1 sachet (2.5g) Katsuobushi (Bonito Flakes) *finely crumbed
1 & 1/2 sheets Nori
Oil for frying

  1. Mix Plain Flour, Salt and Water in a bowl. Add Katsuobushi and mix well. *Note: You may wish to add some Ground Chilli for spiciness.
  2. Cut a Nori sheet into 16 pieces. Each piece would be about 5cm. You would need about 1 & 1/2 sheets. Thinly coat coarse side of each piece with the batter and fry in a generous amount Oil in a frying pan over medium heat, the battered side down first.
  3. When it is crispy, turn over and cook Nori only side as well. Turn over again, and fry until both sides are totally crispy and the batter is nicely browned.
  4. Transfer to paper towel to drain the excess oil.