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Aonori

Aonori

aonori

Takoyaki-9

Takoyaki topped with aonori flakes and katsuobushi.

Aonori is a type of seaweed. I used to think that when sheet type nori is crushed, it becomes confetti like green aonori flakes. But two seaweed actually belong to two different family.

Aonori is often used as garnish, on top of okonomiyaki, yakisoba, yakiudon, takoyaki, etc. Sometimes, it’s mixed in tempura batter, so that tempura has green speckles.

It adds faint ocean smell to food and and also rich in minerals. The only, but big downside is that it tends to stick to the teeth. I just can’t talk or smile confidently after eating food with aonori.

Aonori is sold at Japanese grocery stores. I am not certain Chinese or Korean stores carry it.

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One Response to Aonori

  1. Rose April 21, 2014 at 12:33 am #

    ” I just can’t talk or smile confidently after eating food with aonori.” lol … so true! I’ve always love it baked into some sweet crackers ~ not quite senbei, more like thin biscuits. I can’t seem to find it where I live, so I guess I’ll be asking my friend a huge favor when she goes to Japan!