Alaria is very similar to Wakame in all aspects except texture, which will be crunchy unless simmered for 15-20 minutes.
Shiitake miso & Alaria is a delicious variation on the comfort food of Japan. It’s made using Umami stock and Alaria seaweed, wakame's Atlantic cousin.
Alaria seaweed rolls are a lovely way to enjoy this naturally crunchy seaweed that is shaped like a ribbon. Simply re-hydrate in tepid water and it will expand to recover its original shape & texture, its nutrients still intact.