The Recommended Furikake Rice Seasoning Recipe using Umaibo

Some Japanese like to create food recipes using snacks and candies. In fact, you can find a bunch of recipes of that kind on the internet offered in Japanese.

Among those recipes, until now I have seen various recipes using Umaibo posted on the net. This is probably because the Dagashi snack is popular and cheap in Japan, and comes in many unique flavors.

As I wrote in my past article, several months ago, I actually made corn potage soup with Umaibo Corn Potage flavor and milk according to a recipe from

The Recommended Furikake Recipe using Umaibo Mentai Flavor

Umaibo Mentai Flavor

Today, I want to try another recipe using the Umaibo ( corn puff snack bar.

It is a Furikake rice seasoning recipe using Umaibo Mentai flavor, which was introduced on a Japanese TV program a few years ago and became a topic of conversation on some Japanese websites.

The Umaibo Mentai corn puff snack has a flavor close to Mentaiko spicy pickled walleye pollack.

Therefore, this snack bar is a little bit spicy, but the spiciness makes it helpful to give rice a little bit of kick when used as a Furikake seasoning.

Making Instructions

Now, let’s get the cooking started.

First, crush the Umaibo Mentai snack bar into small pieces by hand prior to taking the corn puff snack out from the package.

Then, sprinkle the pieces over a bowl of steamed plain rice.

Put a little amount of soy sauce on the rice

As a final touch, sprinkle some Shichimi Togarashi ( spice mix over the rice.


That is all you have to do. The recipe is really easy to try, isn’t it?

Nevertheless, the Umaibo Mentai Furikake rice seasoning tastes great and goes perfectly with steamed plain rice thanks to the crispy texture of Umaibo and the spiciness that comes from Shichimi Togarashi spice mix.

If you crush the Umaibo snack coarsely and its crispy texture is somewhat left, the Furikake rice seasoning will become more addictive.

After I actually tried it out, I understood the reason why this Umaibo Mentai Furikake recipe became a popular topic on the net.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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