Dried edible seaweed

Mareun-miyeok 마른미역

This dried edible seaweed (also called sea mustard, or Wakame in Japanese) is incredibly nutritious and packed full of vitamins and iodine. It’s a key ingredient in seaweed soup (miyeok-guk). It’s sold dried, and when rehydrated it expands quite a bit!


Find it in Korean and Japanese grocery stores or natural foods stores.

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Recipes that use dried edible seaweed (mareun-miyeok):



  1. Faithsm Michigan joined 6/14
    Posted August 9th, 2015 at 9:34 pm | # |

    I have a lot of seaweed left over from hydrating too much, what would be a good way to save the extra that I have and use it at a later time?

  2. brauwin Phoenix, AZ joined 1/10
    Posted January 27th, 2010 at 6:24 pm | # |

    Maangi, I notice on the upper picture that Miyuk is labeled “wakame” I am assuming that miyuk is then just the Korean name for wakame?

    I have some in my cupboard but I find it is very thin and slimey not at all like the miyuk grandma used to buy which had a thicker and fimmer texture to it, is there any recommendations you have to picking out good miyuk/wakame

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted January 28th, 2010 at 12:08 am | # |

      Of course the miyuk your grandmother used to pick is the best quality which is thick, wide, and long!
      But the miyeok that looks like thread and thin will be fine to use. Soak it in cold water for 1 hour, then it will expand.

  3. Nishu
    Posted April 6th, 2009 at 10:57 pm | # |

    Hi!! Maangchi
    I’m Confused I’m Going To Buy Some Miyuk In This Thursday!! What is difference Between Black & Green Miyuk
    Which Tastes Better
    & How To Remove Interstines Of Myeolchi(마른멸치)

    Thank You

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted January 28th, 2010 at 12:10 am | # |

      Check my soy bean sprout soup recipe or baechu doenjangguk recipe. I’m showing how to remove the intestines of dried anchovies there.

  4. Alexutza
    Posted April 1st, 2009 at 3:41 am | # |

    How much does it cost in US Dollar$$

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