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Furikake: The World’s Best Condiment

Furikake is a Japanese condiment made of finely ground crumbled seaweed, sesame seeds, salt, and often chopped dried fish. It can be found in most Asian markets, but it’s also possible to make at home.

The Origin of Furikake

Furikake has been around for centuries and its exact origins are unknown. However, it is thought to have originated in China during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD). Furikake was introduced to Japan during the Muromachi Period (1336-1573) by Chinese immigrants. At first, it was only eaten by the upper classes, but eventually became popular with the general population.

Nowadays, it is an essential part of Japanese cuisine and can be found in most households. It comes in many different flavors and varieties, so there is something for everyone to enjoy!

Health benefits of furikake

This is a good source of protein, calcium, and iron. It’s also low in calories and fat.

It has many health benefits.

– It can help improve your bone health. The calcium in this healthy seasoning can help prevent osteoporosis and other bone diseases.
– This condiment is also good for your heart health. The omega-3 fatty acids can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
– Additionally, it can help boost your immune system.
– The zinc in furikake can help fight off infections and the selenium can help protect against cancer.

So, if you’re looking for a healthy condiment to add to your meals, look no further than furikake!

Types of furikake

There are many types of furikake, but the most common are seaweed-based. Other popular varieties include sesame, fish, and egg.

Seaweed-based furikake is typically made with nori, a type of dried seaweed. It is often seasoned with salt, sugar, and MSG. This variety is popular in Japan and Korea.

Sesame furikake is another common type. It is made with toasted sesame seeds and often includes other ingredients such as salt, sugar, and dried fish. This variety is popular in China and Taiwan.

Fish furikake is made with dried fish flakes and often includes other ingredients such as seaweed, sesame seeds, and salt. This variety is popular in Japan and Korea.

Egg furikake is made with dried egg yolks and often includes other ingredients such as salt, sugar, seaweed, and sesame seeds. This variety is popular in China and Taiwan.

Nori Furikake

Nori furikake is a popular Japanese condiment made from toasted nori seaweed and sesame seeds. It’s often used as a topping for rice, but can also be sprinkled on other dishes like salads or soup.

This is typically salty and slightly sweet, with a nutty flavor from the sesame seeds. It’s a great way to add umami (savory) flavor to any dish.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to add flavor to your meals, this is the perfect condiment. It’s versatile, flavorful, and easy to find in most grocery stores. Give it a try next time you’re looking for something new to spice up your meal!

How to make Furikake

Making furikake at home is easy, and only requires a few ingredients. First, you’ll need some dried fish. You can find this at most Asian grocery stores. Once you have your dried fish, simply toast it in a dry pan until it’s crisp.

Next, add some sesame seeds and seaweed to the pan and toast them until they’re fragrant. Finally, grind everything up in a food processor or mortar and pestle until it’s a fine powder. Store your this Japanese seasoning in an airtight container and it will keep for months.

Assuming you would like a step-by-step guide on how to make furikake:


– dried fish to your liking
– 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
– 1/4 cup roasted seaweed (kombu), finely crumbled
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– 1 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

How to prepare:

1. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until they are light golden brown and fragrant. Transfer to a bowl.
2. Add the finely chopped dried fish and kombu with the sugar, salt, and ginger to the bowl with the toasted sesame seeds and mix well.
3. Store it in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.

To use, simply sprinkle a bit on top of your rice or other dish. The possibilities are endless – get creative and enjoy!

Furikake Fries

Furikake is a Japanese condiment that typically consists of dried fish, sesame seeds, and seaweed. It’s often used to top rice or noodles, but we think it makes the perfect seasoning for fries!

To make furikake fries, simply sprinkle some furikake over your favorite fried potatoes. We like to use skin-on french fries for extra flavor and crunch. Serve with ketchup or your favorite dipping sauce.

Trust us, once you try furikake fries you’ll never go back to plain old french fries again!

Salmon Furikake

Salmon furikake is a type of Japanese seasoning that typically contains salmon, sesame seeds, seaweed, and salt. It is often used to top rice, noodles, and other dishes. Salmon furikake is a delicious and easy way to add flavor to your food.


– 1/2 cup dried salmon
– 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
– 1/4 cup roasted seaweed (such as nori)
– 1 teaspoon salt

How to prepare:

1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a food processor, combine salmon, sesame seeds, seaweed, and salt. Process until finely ground.
3. Spread mixture onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until dry and crumbly.

Cool completely before using, or try the salmon with bok choy recipe for a more traditional approach.

A yummy Furikake Chicken recipe

This seasoning is usually used to top off rice dishes, but we think it makes an amazing chicken seasoning. This Furikake Chicken is packed with flavor and super easy to make.

To make the chicken, simply coat it in a mixture of furikake, soy sauce, and vegetable oil. Then bake it in the oven until it’s cooked through. The result is a deliciously savory and umami-packed chicken dish that will surely become a new family favorite.


– 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut in little pieces)
– 1/4 cup furikake
– 2 tablespoons soy sauce
– 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

How to prepare:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. In a small bowl, combine furikake, soy sauce, and vegetable oil.
3. Place chicken pieces in a bowl and coat with the furikake mixture.
4. Leave it marinate for at least hours.
4. Place the marinated chicken on a baking dish and bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through.

Eat it with some rice, noodles or garlic bread and enjoy!

Furikake Substitute

If you’re looking for a substitute, there are a few options. One is to use bonito flakes, which are similar in texture and flavor. Another option is to use nori, which is a type of seaweed. Finally, you could also use black sesame seeds, which have a similar flavor profile.


Furikake is a delicious and versatile condiment that can be used on just about anything. It’s perfect for adding a little extra flavor to your favorite dishes, and it’s also great for giving your food an extra boost of nutrition. If you haven’t tried this condiment before, we highly recommend that you give it a try. You won’t be disappointed!