Best Mozuku Recipes Ever!

Mozuku is a form of edible seaweed that is farmed mainly on Okinawa, Japan's southernmost prefecture. The seaweed is harvested in the spring and has a long stringy texture. Mozuku is popular in mainland Japan as well as Okinawa, where it has been an element of the Okinawan balanced diet for decades.

How Is Mozuku Consumed?

Mozuku is edible both raw and cooked. The most frequent way to eat Mozuku seaweed in mainland Japan is as a side dish with rice from bundles that have been prepared with vinegar seasoning. This seaweed, on the other hand, is far more versatile. Salads, crunchy gyoza soup, tempura, omelet, drinks can be made with Mozuku.

Benefits Of Mozuku:


Mozuku contains a lot of dietary fiber, which helps with digestion. It is high in antioxidants, amino acids, iodine, and vitamins, all of which are beneficial to your overall health and immune system. Because Mozuku is low in calories, it's a great snack or side dish.

Recipe 1:

In Japan, Mozuku seaweed is served as a tiny appetizer simply prepared with vinegar and soy sauce. If fresh Mozuku is unavailable, substitute two tablespoons of dried Mozuku which should be soaked in cold water for 20 minutes before draining.


  • 8 oz. freshly drained and cleaned Mozuku seaweed
  • 2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoon mirin
  • 1 peeled cucumber
  • 1⁄4 Chinese yam, grated.


Combine the seaweed, vinegar, mirin, soy sauce in a medium mixing bowl. Serve immediately by dividing the mixture among 8 bowls of plain spoons, topping each with a slice of cucumber and a spoonful of yam.


Mozuku seaweeds rice is also a common dish for people who love rice and seaweed.


  • A bowl of rice
  • 20g Mozuku seaweed
  • 1 tbsp. wasabi
  • ½ tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. of sesame
  • 1 tbsp. spring onion
  • 1 tbsp. Japanese basil


Fill the saucepan half full with water. Pour rice into the bowl and cook them. Take them out and drain water from the rice. Chop Mozuku seaweeds. Add soy sauce and wasabi to these Mozuku seaweeds. Put rice into a bowl and then put the Mozuku seaweeds with soy sauce and wasabi on top. Enjoy!

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