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Sunday, July 8, 2007

Hijiki


Hijiki


This is one of Japanese traaditional ingrtedients for Nimono(steamed food)

Hijiki is the name of a kind of seaweed.

For more details please see this page.

I don't think these kind of dishes are not popular in overseas.

How to cook is boil hijiki, sour prum and anything you like(fried tofu added in this case) with soy sauce and Japanese Dashi.

No one say "How delicious it is!" in Japan, but every Japanese knows it and recognize it as traditional foods of Japan.

11 comments:

maria said...

I havent eaten hijiki...but since it is seaweed it is nutritious,
I would like to try it too.
:)

Taro said...

Are there any popular dish using seaweed in the Philippines? I didn't see any but maid san like seaweed. But still tempura is her favorite :D

maria said...

Seaweeds are only eaten fresh as complimentary medicine for people who have goiters. It is believed to be rich in iodine especially the sea grapes.
:)

My uncle used to eat seagrapes with vinegar only.

Taro said...

Hi Maria what is sea grape? I looked it up but I don't understand well :(

maria said...

hi taro!!!

this is how a sea grapes look like.

http://japanfood4u.blogspot.com/2007/06/healthy-foods-calcium-rich-food.html

Taro said...

Tnx! I learn one English words :D
I think English teachers don't teach what "sea grapes" means in Japanese in our class in Japan :p

西瓜男 said...

oh, yes. sea-grapes is poplar in Okinawa. It is so called umi-budou. It is exactly same meaning as sea grapes. Interesting !

Taro said...

Hi Mr西瓜男
According to Eijiro, it tells me sea grape means "ハマベブドウ、イカの卵嚢、ホンダワラ". I was a little bit confused :(

maria said...

http://image.blog.livedoor.jp/arie_226/imgs/7/f/7f44a5f6.JPG

Hi Taro!!!

this is how a sea-grape looks like...

:)

西瓜男 said...

Hi Taro,

I believe Maria and I are telling you the same thing.

http://www.oji-noyume.com/intro/01.html

Taro said...

Yes now I made conclusion that Eijiro is the one took mistake. It is not so reliable dictionary sometimes :(
Thank you for your advice guys!