A store of Daiso has opened in a shopping centre near my house recently. If you are interested in Japanese culture, you must know Daiso. Daiso stores sell a great variety of Japanese products all at one price $2.80 each in Australia. They sell some cooking ingredients and ‘Shredded Kombu (Kelp)’ is one of them. Since the discovery of ‘Shredded Kombu (Kelp)’ in the store, I have been cooking it a lot. This is one of the kelp dishes that my family has been enjoying.
4 to 6 Servings
Dry Shredded Kombu (Kelp) 20g
Cucumber 1 continental cucumber OR any cucumbers, about 300g
Daikon about 150g
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Toasted Sesame Seeds
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Rice Vinegar 2 tablespoons
Soy Sauce 1 tablespoon
- Soak the dry Shredded Kombu (Kelp) in cold water for 10 minutes, drain, rinse and drain again.
- Thinly slice Cucumber, remove skin of Daikon and thinly slice, both into a bowl. I always use a slicer as it is the easiest and quickest way. If Daikon is large, cut in half or quarter lengthways before slicing.
- Add Salt and massage, then rest for a while.
- Combine Sugar, Rice Vinegar and Soy Sauce to make dressing.
- Squeeze the Cucumber and Daikon to remove excess salty water, combine with Kombu (Kelp) and Dressing and mix well. You might get the slimy texture from the Kombu.
- Sprinkle some Sesame Seeds and serve.