kelp

  • Other Soup Sea Vegetables

    Kombu (Kelp) & Tofu Soup

    This soup is slightly Hot & Sour. When I seasoned the soup, I thought some Vinegar would improve the flavour, so I added Vinegar to the soup. Maybe I was tired, but I definitely enjoyed the sourness of this soup. You can make it hotter and sourer to suit your taste. If you have Kombu …

  • Pork Potato Sea Vegetables

    Pork ‘Nikujaga’ with Kombu (Kelp)

    ‘Nikujaga’ is the dish of ‘Niku’ (Meat) and ‘Jaga’ (Potato) cooked in sweet soy sauce flavoured broth. It is one of the most popular Japanese home-cooked dishes. Today I added Kombu (Kelp) to it. I think Pork is most suitable, but Chicken OR Beef can be used. You have never seen a dish like this …

  • Beans & Peas Sea Vegetables

    Simmered Chickpeas & Kombu (Kelp)

    I would have used Soy Beans for this dish, but I couldn’t find Large Dried Soy Beans. Chickpeas are always a great substitute. You can use Canned Chickpeas OR Edamame Beans instead. If you do so, you need to alter the cooking time. Kombu (Kelp) might be an unfamiliar sea vegetable for you. I like …

  • Pork Sea Vegetables

    Simmered Pork Belly & Kombu (Kelp)

    This is a typical Japanese home-cooked dish. It is quite popular, I often cook it, but probably you have never seen it as you won’t come across a dish like this at Japanese restaurants. Use Pork Belly for this dish, so that Kombu absorbs its fat and ‘umami’. You need to simmer until Kombu is …

  • Sea Vegetables

    Chikuwa (Fish Cake) & Kombu

    This is a very Japanese dish, but you will never come across at any Japanese restaurants. Kombu (Kelp) is an important part of our cuisine. We make Dashi Stock using it, and we use Kombu for cooking a lot. Yesterday I found already shredded Dried Kombu at a Chinese grocery store and I decided to …

  • Sea Vegetables

    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 …

  • Sea Vegetables

    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. …

  • Sea Vegetables

    Garlic Anchovy ‘Kombu’

    This is another sea vegetable dish that I want to encourage people who are not familiar with them to try. Have a look at the ingredients. Olive Oil, Garlic, Chilli and Anchovy!!! It’s very Mediterranean which many people love. ‘Kombu’ (Kelp) is very nutritious and has no fishy smell. This could be easier for you …

  • Fish Sea Vegetables

    Kombu & Tuna Wasabi Mayo Salad

    I want to encourage people who are not familiar with sea vegetables to try them. Some types of sea vegetables, that I am trying not to call ‘seaweeds’, have slimy texture and fishy smell. I understand it might be challenging for some people to eat them. I think ‘Kombu’ (kelp) is easier to try. Dried …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Kombu (Kelp) Cucumber Daikon Salad

    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. …