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Two of Hong Kong's popular food KOLs Mrs. Ho and Papaya Kitchen have created recipes using Okinawan ingredients, shikuwasa and mozuku seaweed. Try making dishes using ingredients from Okinawa at home following their recipe videos!

Recipe 01

A recipe book author, cooking judge, and cooking class instructor. She has served as a culinary expert on TVB's " Pleasure & Leisure" and has also been a cooking demonstration guest for various media.

Recipe created by

Mrs. Ho

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recipe 01
Shikuwasa Juice Sour & Spicy Shrimp


Shrimp 200g

Carrot 100g

Cucumber 100g

Garlic 3 cloves

Red Chili Peppers 2pcs



Okinawa Shikuwasa Juice 30g

Natural Cane Sugar 20g

Water 50g

Fish Sauce 5g


Marinade for Shrimp:

Salt 3g

Cooking Sake 5g

Black pepper 2g


  1. Chop the garlic and red chili peppers.

  2. Mix the seasoning together: Okinawa Shikuwasa juice, natural cane sugar, water and fish saruce. Add the chopped garlic and red chili peppers and mix well.

  3. Julienne the carrot and cucumber.

  4. Marinate the shrimp with salt, cooking sake, and black pepper.

  5. Heat up a wok with oil, add garlic and shrimp, then stir-fry until the shrimp is cooked through. Set aside to cool.

  6. Mix half of the seasoning mixture with the carrot and cucumber.

  7. Add shrimp to the carrot and cucumber mixture, and add the rest of the seasoning mixture and mix everything thoroughly.

  8. Put the ingredients evenly onto plates, pour some seasoning mixtures over the top, sprinkle with sesame seeds, and garnish with herbs.

Shikuwasa is a unique fruit to Okinawa prefecture. It is a highly nutritious citrus fruit that contains abundant useful components such as Nobiletin and citric acid. Shikuwasa contains one of the highest levels of Nobiletin among all citrus fruits. Studies have shown that Nobiletin has antioxidant properties and can help to lower blood sugar and blood pressure. It can also prevent and improve cognitive disorders. Shikuwasa juice can be consumed by diluting it with water, and it can also be used as an ingredient in various dishes.

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Recipe 02

The Facebook page "Papaya Kitchen" was established in 2014 to share cooking experiences and recipes, and has over 110,000 followers currently. She was invited to collaborate with different food, home appliance, and kitchenware brands, and also has released three personal recipe books. In 2020, she began working as a cooking instructor and has since held over 500 cooking classes, including those for schools, social enterprises, and private organizations. In 2021, she obtained a certificate in Chinese and Western nutritional therapy.

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Papaya Kitchen

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Recipe 02
Okinawa Mozuku Oyster Egg Omelette


Frozen Okinawa Mozuku 150g

Oyster 150g

Egg 3pcs

Coriander 1 bundle

Red pepper 1pc

Potatoes starch 1tbsp

Tapioca starch 2tbsps

Water 2tbsps



White pepper a little

Sugar a little

Sesame oil a little

Fish sauce 2tsps


  1. Knead the oysters with potatoes starch, rinse the oysters until clean, then drain the oysters.

  2. After whisking the eggs, add sugar, sesame oil, white pepper and fish sauce

  3. Mix tapioca starch with water, and stir starchy water into the mixture.

  4. Add Okinawa mozuku, oysters, red pepper and coriander, then stir well.

  5. Pan-fry the omelette ingredients, pan-fry on both sides until golden brown.

  6. Dip the oyster egg omelette in Okinawa shikuwasa juice.

Mozuku is a type of seaweed that has a unique slimy texture. The slimy surface is rich in fucoidan, a component that is known to protect the stomach. According to various studies, Fucoidan has an antibacterial function, strengthens the immune system, helps dealing with arteriosclerosis and lifestyle diseases, and balances intestinal health. Okinawa Mozuku can be eaten directly and has a low-calorie count with a refreshing taste. It can be paired with various dishes.

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Posted on 2023/3/27

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