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Seaweed is an important element of Japanese cuisine. However, outside of Japan, few people know what kinds of seaweeds are consumed and how they are consumed. Many foreigners are surprised to know that seaweed can be the basic flavor of a simple tea infusion called kombu cha. Here is an introduction to the Japanese seaweed tea!
Dashi is a fundamental ingredient you cannot go without when making any Japanese dish. Dashi is basically a soup full of umami flavor. You boil typical ingredients such as kombu seaweed, dried sardines, katsuobushi flakes and other things to make it. Dashi is originally a Japanese ingredient but of course you can use them for any kind of dishes you like.
Konbu seaweed is a very common ingredient in Japanese cuisine! Its versatility, its umami taste, and its important health benefits are the many reasons you should start consuming this incredible sea vegetable if you haven't already tried it!