Momoya Gohandesuyo: Nori no Tsukudani Seaweed Paste

Rice is an essential part of Japanese cuisine, and we Japanese like to eat a bowl of white rice with “Furikake (ふりかけ)” on top. 

Furikake is a rice condiment consisting of dry mini flakes or granules made from various ingredients such as meat, seafood, seaweed, eggs, and sesame seeds.

Furikake has a long history, and today, it has become one of the most loved rice seasonings in Japan.

You may know this. But there is actually one more Japanese rice seasoning that shouldn’t be forgotten, which is called “Tsukudani (佃煮)”.

Nori no Tsukudani (海苔の佃煮)

Momoya Gohandesuyo Nori Seaweed Paste

Tsukudani is a traditional Japanese food made by simmering down ingredients, such as seaweed, small fish, or clams, with soy sauce and sugar.

It comes in many varieties, among which “Nori no Tsukudani (海苔の佃煮)” is most commonly eaten.

“Nori (海苔)” is a seaweed known as laver in English, and Nori no Tsukudani is a paste made by simmering down nori seaweed with soy sauce and sugar.

The food is thick and gooey like gelatin and has a sweet soy sauce flavor that pairs perfectly with white rice.

Momoya Gohandesuyo (桃屋 ごはんですよ)

Momoya Gohandesuyo

Since Nori no Tsukudani has long been loved in Japan, many Japanese food companies are producing it now.

And what I introduce here, “Momoya Gohandesuyo (桃屋 ごはんですよ)” has become one of the best and most famous products.


Momoya Gohandesuyo Ingredients

The description says that the Momoya Gohandesuyo seaweed paste is a Nori no Tsukudani.

The main ingredients are Nori, soy sauce, sugar, and starch syrup, and for umami, the paste contains bonito and scallop extracts.

How to Eat (Uses)

Rice with Nori no Tsukudani

The Momoya Gohandesuyo Nori no Tsukudani is not just a perfect match for steamed plain rice but can be used in various ways, like the below.

  • It can be used as a seasoning for fried dishes like fried eggs and fried vegetables.
  • Some home cooks like to add it to Western dishes, like pizza and pasta.
  • Some people like to eat foods, such as natto, udon, and boiled spinach, with it.
  • As the seaweed paste goes well with rice, it can also be used for fried rice.


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.

5 Responses

  1. Truth Brotha says:

    Thank you so much for this because i didnt know how i should use this.

  2. Kirk Saville says:

    I have been looking for wasabi flavored Nori Tsukudani Paste. We use to get it at a Japanese grocery in Denver, Colorado here in the US. However we have not been able to find it anywhere. Is it still available and if so where can I buy some? Thank you

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