Sanriku-style Shrimp & Vegetable Kakiage

Sanriku-style Shrimp & Vegetable Kakiage

This easy 'kakiage' (commonly shrimp and vegetable fritters) has wakame seaweed and sea squirt. It's a local specialty in the Sanriku coastal region of northern Japan!

Ingredients: 4 servings

Sea Squirt
Wakame seaweed (salted)
30 g
Shiso leaves
Tempura flour
as needed
as needed
Vegetable oil
as needed
a small amount


1. Steam the sea squid and soak the wakame in water.
2. Thinly slice the onion, julienne the shiso, finely chop the wakame, and cut the sea squid into thin and long strips.
3. Cover the ingredients from Step 2 in tempura flour and mix together.
4. Dissolve the tempura flour in water to make the coating.
5. Put Step 3 into 4, scoop out a spoonful, and deep-fry.
6. Arrange them nicely on a dish and enjoy with salt.

Story Behind this Recipe

The ladies of the Sanriku region wanted to share the goodness of the sea squirt, so they came up with this easy to eat recipe!
Even if you don't know much about sea squirt, or if you don't like it so much, take this opportunity to try it out.