Spinach with Nori Seaweed and Tiny Sardines (Namul)

Spinach with Nori Seaweed and Tiny Sardines (Namul)

A very nutrious side dish. The sesame oil and nori seaweed add an extra punch of flavor. Kids will eat tons of this!


1 bunch
Toasted nori seaweed
1 sheet
Chirimen jako or shirasu
50 g
Mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
1.5 tablespoon
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
White sesame seeds
As needed


1. Blanch the spinach, rinse under cold water, drain, and cut into 3 - 4 cm lengths.
2. Tear the toasted nori seaweed into small pieces.
3. Combine the ingredients from Steps 1 and 2 with the shirasu or chirimen jako, mentsuyu and sesame oil in a bowl, and mix.
4. Transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle toasted white sesame seeds on top, and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had lots of spinach, and wanted to find a tasty way of using it up in a delicious way.