Momoya Gohandesuyo – Best “Nori no Tsukudani” Nori Seaweed Paste
Many of us Japanese like to eat steamed plain rice topped with “Furikake (ふりかけ)”.
Furikake is one of the most typical Japanese rice seasonings that we are familiar with and that has a long history, plus there is another such rice seasoning in Japan.That is “Tsukudani (佃煮)”.
Nori no Tsukudani (海苔の佃煮)
Tsukudani is a Japanese food made by boiling down ingredients, such as seaweed, small fishes, or clams, with soy sauce and sugar.Especially, “Nori no Tsukudani (海苔の佃煮)” is the most common type of Tsukudani.
“Nori (海苔)” is a seaweed known as laver in general, so Nori no Tsukudani (Amazon.com) is a paste-like food that is made by boiling down Nori (laver) mainly with soy sauce and sugar.
As I wrote above, we like eating plain white rice along with the Nori paste.The Nori paste has a sweet soy-sauce flavor and an unique texture that comes from its moderate thickness.Not only does the seasoning paste go well with rice, but it also works well with various foods.
How to use Nori no Tsukudani
Here are some examples of how to use Nori no Tsukudani.
- You can use the Nori paste as a seasoning for fried foods, including fried eggs and fried vegetables
- If you use the seasoning paste for pasta and pizza, it can make these Western dishes Japanese-style
- The seasoning paste also works well with Natto (fermented soybeans), noodles dishes such as Udon, and boiled dishes such as boiled spinach
- As the Nori paste goes well with rice, it can also be used as a seasoning for fried rice
Momoya Gohandesuyo – Best Nori no Tsukudani product
As you can guess, there are various Nori no Tsukudani products available at supermarkets in Japan.Even among those, Momoya Gohandesuyo (桃屋 ごはんですよ) (Amazon.co.jp) is one of the best and most familiar Nori no Tsukudani for us Japanese.
The long-seller Momoya’s Nori paste has a nostalgic taste to many Japanese of all generations, so it can be said that the seasoning paste is one of the most beloved rice seaonings in Japan.
The ingredients of Momoya Gohandesuyo
Speaking of the ingredient, as the paste of Momoya Gohandesuyo is a kind of Nori no Tsukudani, the main ingredients are Nori (laver), soy sauce, sugar and malt syrup.In addition to these main ingredients, the paste contains extracts of bonitos and scallops, which make the paste tastier.