Mozuku is a type of seaweed that grows in tropical to temperate marine environments. Like wakame, another species of edible seaweed, it grows through winter and spring, and is harvested in spring.
In Japan, it is generally eaten with a dressing of vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar. Mozuku is also eaten in soups, zōsui (rice porridge), and tempura. Vinegared mozuku (mozuku-su) is commonly available at supermarkets.
Text by Kitchen Nippon