By the time you read this, I'll be exploring the sights and of course food, of Southeast Asia. While I'm gone, we'll revisit some of my Asian inspired recipes, and hopefully when I return, there will be many more interesting flavors to add to the list.
I'm going to start with seaweed. While seaweed grows in every sea and ocean around the world, China, Japan and Korea have been using it for thousands of years. Japan has been cooking with several types of seaweed from as far back as 800 A.D. China reportedly served seaweed to visiting dignitaries and guests in 600 BC.