How to Make Gimmari (김말이)- Fried Seaweed Snacks!

How to Make Gimmari (김말이)- Fried Seaweed Snacks!

Gimmari is a famous Korean street food side-dish that will often be eaten with noodles like Ramen or Spicy rice cake (Tteokbokki). Crunchy, perfectly seasoned, and delicious, Kimmari will become your staple fried side-dish.

Though Gimmari can be deep fried, this recipe will only lightly fry in minimal oil to have a healthier result without sacrificing any taste!





1.) Fill a medium-sized pot with water and bring it to a boil

2.) Add vermicelli noodles and boil for 10 minutes

Note: You can soak the noodles in room-temperature water ahead of time to speed up the cooking process

3.) While the noodles are boiling, prepare the batter;

In a bowl, combine your flour, tempura powder, and 2-3 tbsp of water. Mix well until there are no lumps. Adjust the amount of water according to your batter’s texture.

4.) Prepare your seaweed sheets: Cut your full sized sheets into 4 square rectangular pieces or your half-sized sheets in half.

5.) Drain your boiled noodles and try to take out as much moisture as possible using a paper towel (since they will be fried).

6.) Season your dried noodles with 1 tsp soy sauce and 1 1/2 tsp of black pepper 

7.) Place some noodles on top of your seaweed sheet and roll, sealing the ends with a little bit of water

8.) In a large pan, pour in just enough oil to cover the pan.  Bring to high heat. 

9.) While your oil is heating up, dunk your rolls one at a time into your batter.

10.) Fry your battered rolls in the pan, allowing about 5-7 minutes on each side before flipping.

11.) Enjoy your delicious Gimmari with a bowl of noodles or tteokbokki~


Less oil, more delicious! All in less than 15 minutes.