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hijiki tempura

  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 391 kcal
  • Total Time: 55 m
    • Prep: 35 m
    • Cook: 20 m
  • Japanese: Hijiki no tempura
Hijiki Tempura


  • 1/2 ounce dried hijiki
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • 1 quart water for soaking
  • oil for deep frying


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 3/4 ounces flour

dipping sauce (optional):

or salt (optional)

Step 1

step 1:

Soak the dried hijiki in the 1 liter of water in a bowl for 30 minutes. Remove and drain.

Step 2

step 2:

To make the coating, mix the egg and cold water in a bowl. Add the flour and toss with chopsticks.

Step 3

step 3:

Add the hijiki. Stir several times.

Step 4

step 4:

Heat the oil to 340°F. Dip a wooden spatula into the hijiki mixture and slowly slide the hijiki into the oil wit chopsticks.

Step 5

step 5:

Deep-fry a couple of minutes. Turn over and deep-fry the same amount of time.

step 6:

Repeat Steps 4 and 5 until all of the mixture has been deep-fried.

Step 7

step 7:

You can use either dipping sauce or salt. To make the dipping sauce, mix bonito soup stock, soy sauce and sugar together in a pan and bring to a boil. Pour into two small bowls. Dip the hijiki tempura into the dipping sauce. Or, if you prefer salt, pour a suitable amount onto a small plate and dip the hijiki tempura into the salt.

Hijiki no tempura


Hijiki tempura is a unique dish which is rarely served. However, it is easy to like, even if you are not used to eating hijiki.