I keep finding recipes with seaweed ingredients, but I don't even know what these look like or are called in North America, never mind here: the names seem to be mostly from Japanese. Can anyone help with Chinese names, or where they can be typically purchased? (The list is from Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health
, although I've also run across many of these in Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian
: ah, the fun that comes with being the primary cook when the spouse goes vegetarian!)
Kombu/ konbu/ laminaria (a type of kelp)
Hijiki: "a black seaweed with more texture than other seaweeds ... comes in two forms: regular hijiki, which is twig-like in dried form, and me hijiki, small buds of hijiki that look like black tea"
Dulse: "grows in smooth, hand-shaped fronds, and you can buy it dried whole or in flakes"
Arame: "a species of kelp"
Mmm. Delicious twigs in dried form.