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Kimbap (dried seaweed rice roll)

I made the very simple type with several regular fillings: egg, green vegetable, sausage, and carrot.

1, Beat 2 eggs in a bowl, add in 1 pinch salt, Stir well. Brush pan with oil. Heat it. Add in egg mixture and stir the pan to make a thin plat disk. Flip over when the down side solidifies. and fry for a little while. Cut the egg disk into strips.

2, Boil sausage in water till cooked. And cut into strips.

3, Blanch green veggies in water.

4, Stir fry carrot strips till a bit soft.

5, Put cooked rice in a big bowl, season with a little salt and sesame oil.

6, Put bamboo sheet at the bottom layer. Then dried seaweed over it. Rice on the bottom, and arrange egg, carrot, green vegetables and carrot, sausage over rice. Remember to leave 1/4 space of seaweed blank with no rice.

7, Roll it and squeeze hard at the same time till roll to the end.

8, Cut the roll into slices.

Serve with sauce you like.

Ribs & Seaweed Soup

My husband doesn’t like seaweed. But I think seaweed is really good for health. Yet, he doesn’t say no to seaweed soup. So I made this soup for him.

  1. Since I used dry seaweed, I soaked them in water till softened before I started cooking.
  2. In a deep pot, add in ribs and enough water. Bring to boil and skim the soup to remove all the dirt.
  3. Good soup takes long time. I put all the ribs in a slow cooker, with seaweed, corn, shiitake, red dates and some ginger slices.

Also pour in the water after boiling the ribs. Add more water if you want.

I cooked it for 2 hours. And just season with salt.


My husband loved it very much.

Seaweed Fried Rice


I never know dried seaweed can be used to cook fried rice until last summer My husband and I went to visit my friends in XiaMen. My friends invited us to a special dinner in a private place. And a special dish was served, which is seaweed fried rice. It’s the first time my husband and I tried that dish. We loved it.

This dish is not difficult to cook.


leftover rice

dried seaweed (cut into small chips with scissors)

chopped spring onion

chopped 2 cloves of garlic

dice of 1/2 chopped carrot



  1. Drizzle a little oil into the rice to separate the rice grains.
  2. Heat a little oil in the pan. Fry dried seaweed with low heat for 1 min. Then dish them out and leave the oil.
  3. Saute garlic till aromatic with the same pan. Add in the carrot dices. stir fry for 2 mins.
  4. Add in rice. Toss all ingredients evenly.
  5. Add in fried seaweed. Stir fry evenly for another 1 minute.
  6. Season with salt.

Both my husband and I love it.

Baby Squid, Seaweed & Egg Soup

One time my aunt in China asked me and my husband to have lunch at her home. My aunt used to own a small restaurant and she was the chef there. So she can cook really delicious food. She cooked baby’s squid egg soup that day. My husband tried it and loved it immediately. Even after 2 years, he’s still thinking about that soup. I remembered I was helping around when my aunt was cooking. It’s a very simple soup but I couldn’t get it right.

This time, I tried a different way.

1. Clean baby squid. Cut into halves.

2. In a pot, boil 2 cups water. Put the squid in and boil for 2 mins. Take the squid out and keep the stock.

3. In another pan or pot, heat 1 tsp oil. Sauté a bit chopped ginger.

4. Add in the stock. Bring to boil.

5. Pour in 2 beaten eggs. Stir a bit.

6. Add in baby squid and dried seaweed. Bring to boil.

7. Season with salt and sprinkle chopped spring onion.

My husband likes it, even though it’s different from the way my aunt cooked.