The product of thinly sliced Kombu (Kelp) that looks like coated with Salt is sometimes called ‘Shio Kombu’ (塩昆布), Salted Kombu, in Japanese. The Kombu is most likely seasoned with Soy Sauce and Mirin. The salty Seasoned Kombu can be mixed with Rice OR Vegetables to make a variety of dishes. You really don’t need to season the dish because the Seasoned Kombu works as a seasoning. This very popular dish is one example.


3 to 4 Servings


1 Continental Cucumber *Today it weighed about 300g
1 pinch Salt
2 lightly packed tablespoonfuls Seasoned Kombu (Kelp)

1 to 2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
1 can (95g) Tuna *drained, I used Tuna in Springwater
Toasted Sesame Seeds

  1. Cut Cucumber into bite-size pieces, place in a mixing bowl, add 1 pinch Salt, and mix to combine. Add Seasoned Kombu (Kelp) and Sesame Oil, and mix to combine.
  2. Add drained Tuna and roughly combine. Sprinkle with some Toasted Sesame Seeds and serve.