Freshly harvested -- The crunchy Young HIjiki with Sakura flavor
Hijiki has a very rich and mellow flavor like Wakame seaweed and Kombu (kelp).
Typical black hijiki is boiled for a long time after harvesting and dried. However, this young 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.
It can serve as both the star and a supporting role on a plate with its strong presence.
“Sakura Hijiki" combines such hijiki with the flavor of Sakura (cherry blossoms). The pure aroma and fresh taste of sakura will fill your mouth with "spring" the moment you put it in your mouth.
After removing the salt, we recommend you to eat it as it is, just like a salad. The best way to use it in cooking is to remove the salt a little bit and use them while they still have a salty taste.
If you want to combine it with other ingredients, sakura goes well with the aroma of ume (Japanese apricot). It can be made into sushi rolls or dressed with cucumbers. If the surrounding salt is kept before removing, it can be used as a cooking salt with sakura flavor.
It is also interesting to combine hijiki with ingredients with similar textures, such as lotus root and kikurage mushrooms. Conversely, it makes a good accent when added to soft ingredients. Contents:
150g Shelf life:
3 months [Important: Remove the salt first before eating.]
After rinsing off the surrounding salt, soak the 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 sakura to the hijiki. You will enjoy the aroma of sakura even more. The sakura petal 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.This product cannot be shipped internationally. Signup for our newsletter on upcoming projects.