Sakura Hijiki with Cabbage


Here's another easy microwave recipe! Enjoy a twist on your usual cabbage with the fragrant aroma of cherry blossoms and the crispiness of hijiki - it's a whole new flavor experience!



  • Sakura Hijiki (before desalting/soaking) 60g / 6g
  • Cabbage (torn into bite-sized pieces by hand) 300g
  • Unsalted butter 30g


How to:

  1. Rinse the young hijiki a couple of times, then soak in water for about 5 minutes to desalt it after rinsing off the salt. For Dried Hijiki, soak it in water for 8 minutes.

  2. Wash the cabbage, tear it by hand (slice if there's a core), and place it in a microwave-safe bowl or deep dish. Thinly slice the butter and place it on top.
  3. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and microwave on high for about 3 minutes at 600 watts. Check periodically to ensure it retains a slight crunchiness. If it's still firm, continue microwaving in 30-second intervals until done.
  4. Combine the hijiki with the cabbage in a large bowl and taste. If it needs more salt, add some and mix well.
  5. Serve in a dish, garnishing with cherry blossoms on top!

This "Sakura Hijiki" dish features tender young shoots harvested in early spring. Its crispy texture makes it perfect for a salad-like dish that's easy to enjoy! It fills your senses with the pure fragrance of spring and a refreshing taste.

Here are the items used in the recipe

Dried Young Hijiki Seaweed


Dried Young Hijiki Seaweed