‘Tsukudani’ is a dish of commonly small fish, shellfish or seaweed cooked in Mirin, Sugar and Soy Sauce to preserve the ingredients. Its name originates from Tsukuda-jima, an island in Tokyo where it was first made in the Edo period.

Seaweed ‘Tsukudani’ can be made with Kombu (Kelp) or Wakame. But Nori ‘Tsukudani’ is probably the most popular because of one famous product produced by a company called ‘Momoya’. It’s call ‘Gohan desuyo’ that can be translated ‘Dinner’s ready!’


Nori Sheets 4 *tear into small pieces
Dashi Stock 1/2 cup
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons
Mirin or Sake 1 tablespoon

  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan. Carefully bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer until jelly-like texture is achieved.
  2. Serve with freshly cooked fluffy hot rice.