Mamenori (まめのり), or soybean paper, also referred to as mame-nori-san (まめのりさん), are thin wrappers used as a substitute for nori in sushi. They are usually made from soybeans, starch such as soy flour, and water, and are frequently colored green, pink, yellow, or other fluorescent shades with turmeric, paprika, spinach, or artificial coloring.[1]

Compared to seaweed-based nori, mamenori are softer, with a similar texture to rice paper wrappers, and have a more mild flavor and neutral scent.[2] Mamenori are also used as spring roll wrappers or as dessert wraps.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Teague, Nate. "Soy Paper Vs. Seaweed – A Comparison Guide". Tastylicious. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  2. ^ Kodama, Dave; Friedman, Bonnie (March 2009). Sushi Chronicles from Hawaii. Ten Speed Press. ISBN 9781580089630. Retrieved 6 March 2023.
  3. ^ Bateman, Patrick John (22 February 2022). Sushi Exit. Mauna Loa edizioni. ISBN 9791280456137. Retrieved 6 March 2023.