Seaweed is a popular food in Korea, though I do not recall seeing much or eating it in South Korea, other than on the outside of Sushi or similar foods when I was there. I think it was in some soups that I ate.
It has become a popular food in Australia – and I see it in many food shops. My favourite seaweed is a little pack of around 10 small snack size sheets, that I could get from Woolworths. I confess to eating far too many!!
Recently I discovered another brand which is very similar in taste, and comes in packs of 8, and works out much cheaper. Some of Woolworth’s stores have them, but I have also found them in selected Asian Supermarkets. (Woolworth’s are cheaper.)
Roasting my own Seaweed.
Recently it occurred to me that I might be able to save more money if I roasted my own, and I found a couple of videos on YouTube which showed how to do it. I must say, I prefer my homemade variety. I usually have some of the larger packs of seaweed for I do make sushi occasionally, so I had some to try.
The method above uses a frypan on the stove top to roast the seaweed, and I have tried that version, but the square seaweed does not sit well in my round frypan, so I put it in a pile, pushing down on the pile, and then pop it in the oven. Apart from making it quicker and easier, I actually prefer the roasted in oven version.
I prefer to use just Sesame Oil too.
It is regarded as a superfood because of its nutritional benefits.
I know from buying it at the supermarkets that it is an extremely popular product – but not sure if this is because of the increase in Asian population in Australia, or we Aussies have just found it.
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