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N0.053 Korean-style seaweed roll gimbap [Korean food with sesame and crickets]

Cooking time: 15 minutes

“Grillus Kitchen” that delivers recipes using Grilus cricket ingredients
This time, I would like to introduce the Korean dish "Korean-style seaweed roll gimbap" with sesame seeds and crickets!

Korean-style seaweed roll Gimbap is a sushi roll made by wrapping rice and ingredients seasoned with sesame oil in seaweed.
In Korean, "Kim" means seaweed and "Pab" means rice.
In katakana, it is sometimes written as "kimbap," "kimbap," and "kimbap," but they all refer to the same thing.

This time, we used "grillus extract", which is rich in the umami of crickets, to season the gimbap ingredients.

Crickets go well with the scent of sesame oil, and even beginners can enjoy delicious crickets in this recipe.

Not only is it delicious, but it also looks gorgeous, so it can be used as a menu for Setsubun and hospitality.


  • (For 2 people)
  • grilous powder
    1 tablespoon
  • Gryllus extract
    1 tablespoon
  • rice (hot)
  • soy meat
  • Ginger (grated)
    1 teaspoon
  • sugar
    1 teaspoon
  • Takuan (thinly sliced)
  • Spinach (pre-boiled and cut into 4 cm width)
  • carrots (thinly sliced ​​and parboiled)
  • Atsuyaki egg
    moderate amount
  • Gryllus extract (A)
    1 teaspoon
  • Grilous powder (A)
    1 teaspoon
  • Egg (A)
  • Sugar (A)
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Dashi soup (A)
    3 tablespoons
  • Toasted seaweed
    2 sheets
  • white sesame seeds
    moderate amount
  • Sesame oil
    moderate amount
  • Salad oil
    moderate amount

How to make

  • Make a thick omelet. Put (A) in a bowl and mix to make a thick omelet.
  • Put salad oil and ginger in a frying pan and put it in the sun.
  • Put carrots in a bowl, add grilus extract, sesame oil and white sesame seeds and mix well.
  • Put spinach in a bowl, add grilus extract, sesame oil and white sesame seeds and mix well.
  • Spread food wrap on a flat surface to match the size of the seaweed, and place the seaweed on top.
  • Brush the entire surface with sesame oil.
  • spread the rice thinly
  • Place the prepared ingredients on top.
  • Lift the food wrap from the front and wrap it tightly toward the back.
  • Cut into bite-sized pieces and arrange on a plate.

So crickets!

The grilas extract used this time is a "seasoning liquid" extracted from domestically produced Futahoshi crickets using a unique method.
It has a strong umami flavor similar to that of seafood, so I used it instead of soy sauce this time.

In Korea, people often eat gimbap for leisure activities such as picnics and excursions.
It is a typical bento menu and is similar to rice balls in Japan.
The reason for this is that it is easy to carry around and easy to eat.

Cucumber, crab-flavored kamaboko, garland chrysanthemum, and burdock are also recommended ingredients.
You can also enjoy original kimbap with your favorite ingredients.

Why Cricket?

The protein crisis that will occur in the future and the food loss problem that is currently occurring mainly in developed countries. In order to solve both of these problems, Grilas grows edible crickets using food waste as food.

If you want to know more about Grylas's initiatives, please click here.