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Tuna Mayo Kimbap Recipe: The Ultimate Guide for a Quick and Delicious Lunch

Updated: Jun 19, 2023

Today's lunch was so simple, yet delicious. Also, making your own kimbap adds to the fun part and makes it more enjoyable.

I initially had doubts about sharing this recipe on my blog, as it might be considered too boring. However, I know there are always people who seem to genuinely appreciate recipes like this, so I decided to go ahead.

Tuna mayo kimbap recipe

Ingredients for Tuna Mayo Kimbap (serves 2)

2 Cans of Tuna


1 Onion

Magic Soy Sauce


Seaweed (김 : Kim)

2 bowls of cooked rice

If you are serving only one or two people, then just 1-2 canned tuna should be enough. Adjust the number of canned tuna based on the number of people you are serving.

If you don't have Magic Soy Sauce on hand, plain soy sauce can be used as a substitute.

You can also find a recipe for making Magic Soy Sauce from the link provided.

Note that there are two types of seaweed available. One is used for making kimbap or sushi rolls, while the other is a side dish that comes pre-cut into small pieces in a single package.

Today, I used the single-packaged seaweeds as I had several on hand.

How to make Tuna Mayo Kimbap

First, chop the onion into small pieces and soak them in cold water for 20-30 minutes to reduce the spiciness.

Drain the chopped onion using a sieve, and also drain the tuna.

Combine the tuna and chopped onions in a bowl and mix with mayonnaise.

Use a fork to mix the ingredients, as it can easily crush the tuna.

For the soy sauce to go with kimbap (rice roll with seaweed), I simply combined wasabi with my magic soy sauce. I often use the spare wasabi from sushi takeaways. If you have leftover soy sauce or wasabi from the takeaways, make sure to keep them, and feel free to use them like this!

Now they are ready, then simply make a simple tuna mayo seaweed roll with rice and enjoy!

Add the wasabi soy sauce according to your liking.

This is a great option for a quick and easy lunch, or as a snack.

You can also add extra ingredients to the kimbap, such as kimchi or sliced vegetables like cucumber, pepper, and/or pickles. Experiment and become your own kimbap master!

See how simple it is to make Tuna Mayo Kimbap in this short video clip!

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David Clouston
David Clouston
Feb 10, 2023

🙏I've been waiting for this recipe! Yes, now I can do it !!

Bright Wisdom
Bright Wisdom
Feb 11, 2023
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Yay! Thank you! I am glad now you can try this!

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