Yuzu Hijiki (Domestic Shipping Only)


"A crispy fresh Hijiki blend with Sweet Yuzu citrus"

Hijiki has a very rich and mellow flavor like wakame seaweed and kelp.

Typical black hijiki is boiled for a long time immediately after harvesting and dried. However, this hijiki is boiled quickly, making it close to its raw state. In addition, we limit the Hijiki sprouts only to those fresh and young, rather than those which have grown large, making the texture crispy and crunchy.

Because it is so satisfying and has a strong presence, it can serve as both the star and a supporting role on a plate.

“Yuzu Hijiki" combines such hijiki with the flavor of Yuzu (citron). Its best feature is that it is still delicious and easy to eat as it is. You can eat it as if you are eating a freshly made salad.

It can be used as a condiment for udon or soba noodles, as an ingredient for pasta, or as a garnish for soup.

Yuzu hijiki is also delicious with spicy food, just like yuzu kosho. It can be used as a dressing with raayu (Chinese red chili oil) or added to hot bean curd.

It is also interesting to combine it with ingredients with similar textures, such as lotus root or kikurage mushrooms, for a more satisfying eating experience. Conversely, it has a good accent when added to soft ingredients.

Contents: 150g
Expiration date: 3 months

[Important: Remove the salt first before eating.]
After rinsing off the surrounding salt, soak the yuzu hijiki in water for 3-7 minutes to remove the salt.

When you finish removing the salt from the water, gently rub the hijiki for a minute as if you are transferring the aroma of the yuzu to the hijiki. You will enjoy the aroma of yuzu even more. The yuzu peel can also be used for cooking.

<Eating Guidlines based on Soaking time >

3 to 4 minutes: For dishes where you want to use the salty taste, or when you want to eat it as it is
5 minutes: For a slightly salty taste.
6 to 7 minutes: For when you want to completely remove the salty taste.

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The Hijiki used in this product is obtained from a habitat shared by shrimp and crabs.
・In rare cases, a white powder may appear on the product. This derives from the natural ingredients and does not affect the quality.
・The arsenic contained in this product is below the standard value, and the Food Safety Commission has clearly stated that the current intake of arsenic from food is not considered to be problematic.
・The size of the Hijiki depends on the harvest season. We reccomend you to cut the Hijiki if its too long to consume.
・The size of the green chili will depend per product.

Delivery fee: 900 yen

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The Hidden Charm of Waka Hijiki

"This is exactly what I call the SEA VEGETABLE"

Navigator: Shui Ishizaka

Shui Ishizaka

Born and raised in Australia, Shui Ishizaka is our culinary virtuoso whose innovative approach to seaweed transforms the ocean's produce into gastronomic masterpieces. His journey to and at Sea Vegetable passes through some of the culinary world’s prestigious kitchens including Tokyo's two-Michelin-starred restaurant INUA and three-Michelin-starred noma’s popup restaurant in Kyoto.

Ishizaka’s philosophy revolves around the narrative of each dish, where the 'why' becomes as important as the 'what'. His work embodies a deep respect for the ingredients’ origins, pairing the known with the unknown. He is a chef who not only envisions a seat for seaweed at the global dining table but also crafts each dish as an invitation to explore, taste, and appreciate the unseen wonders of our oceans.

The first time I ate a small hijiki of young buds was when I dive into the sea with everyone at the seaweed. Somehow, I thought this texture was "to eat". I felt like I was eating the hijiki itself.

It has a solid texture like a land vegetable and has a crunch. This is exactly the sea vegetables.

Unlike the delicate scent of Sujia Onori, Hijiki did not see the potential as a seasoning. But the scent and texture are very strong. Even a strong cooking method, such as boiling or cooking, remains firmly.

I think Hijiki has a stronger taste among seaweed. If you compare it, the taste is packed in the pipe. It is difficult to add other flavors there, so boil the raw hijiki once.

If the boiling time is long, the crunchy texture will be gone, so boil it quickly to remove the taste of the hijiki. Then, in the process of condensing the taste with salt and salted processing, add other flavors in the gaps born.

Then, various flavored hijiki can be made.

The first thing I thought of Yuzu Hijiki was that Yuzu had a nostalgic scent for Japanese and a friendly scent. I thought it would be easy to understand the voice saying, "Is it possible to eat hijiki in a state close to life?"

The strength of Yuzu Hijiki is that it is easy to eat as it is. When used for cooking, you have to fry with the onion first, and you can eat it deliciously by simply mixing it into the dish.

If you want to put it in cooking, it's easy to understand if you don't forcibly try to match it with Hijiki.

For example, udon and soba toppings. There are many vegetables on the dishes, and the spices have yuzu skin, but you can play the two roles only with Yuzu Hijiki. It is also a topping to eat, and it also works as a scent.

If you think so, you can put it in a curry like a Fukujin pickle, and if you have a soup, it may be interesting to put Yuzu Hijiki instead of wakame.

And as a pasta ingredient. If you put Yuzu Hijiki at the end where the taste is completed, it will have an interesting texture, and the seafood pasta will feel the fragrance of the sea and the refreshing scent of yuzu with heat.

And yuzu pepper. The source of that deliciousness is the scent and spiciness of yuzu. In other words, yuzu and spicy foods can be eaten deliciously together, so it would be interesting to use Yuzu Hijiki for spicy dishes.

A dressing based on chili oil on a salad with Hijiki as the leading role. The scent of sesame is also added, and I think it fits very much with spicy.

I have never tried it, but it would be delicious if there was Yuzu Hijiki as a topping for Mabo tofu. Soy sauce and yuzu hijiki may be good for cold people.

Finally, I personally like the dishes that enjoy the chewy.

Hijiki has a good texture, so it's interesting to make a dish that enjoys the texture. Last time, at a tasting party, I put Yuzu Hijiki in a salad like a jellyfish. Both have a crunchy texture.

I think it's delicious to put it in a fresh spring roll and power up that texture with Yuzu Hijiki. Conversely, it is interesting to put it as an accent in a soft ingredient.


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