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Seaweed/Nori Replacement for Sushi? Answered

Hello all! I just wanted to see what sort of foods i could replace the nori or seaweed sheets in sushi. Nori never sits well with me and give me terrible headaches as well as stomachaches, probably to do with the high salt content but that is just speculation. I love sushi, but it would be soooo much better if I could replace the nori with something that wont wreck my evening. Any thoughts?




Best Answer 10 years ago

You can use yellow soy paper. (Google for it) It might be a little harder to find but it's used by quite a few Japanese restaurants for rolls that don't use nori. (Typically sweeter or desert rolls.)

It won't have the same taste as nori, but it is used just the same (same size sheets and you can roll it the same way) and is authentically Japanese. It does get soggy more quickly than nori though.


Answer 10 years ago

Soy paper looks like a great replacement! Looking around, do you think that cooked spinach would work? I just thought of it because it sounded delicious, but probably not too easy to work with.


4 years ago


We make a veggie and fruit substitute for nori (sushi
seaweed). The brand is Origami Wraps.
The most popular flavors are Mango-Chipotle, Pineapple-Habanero,
Carrot-Ginger, Mango, and Barbecue.

Everyone mistakenly thinks
Origami Wraps are soy paper. Soy paper is not good, and does not add
interesting flavors like Origami Wraps.

The Japanese distributors
will not carry Origami Wraps. As a result, they are not widely
distributed and few people know about Origami Wraps.

For more than 6 years Wegmans has offered sushi with Origami Wraps. Wegmans is our best customer.

Please ask your local sushi restaurant to get Origami Wraps. They can contact us directly at NewGem Foods.

possibilities are limitless. Fruit sushi, veggie sushi that doesn't
taste like salt water and whatever your imagination can create.

Best regards,

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