Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Arame

Arame, a species of kelp (Eisenia bicyclis). アラメ。

A sea vegetable that grows in deep waters. Milder tasting than hijiki, which it resembles. Can be cooked with vegetables or added to salads.

[Image from Wikipedia]

Usually purchased in a dried state, it is reconstituted quickly. Arame comes in dark brown strands, has a mild, semi-sweet flavor, and a firm texture.