Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Public Service Announcement: Dried Wakame 

So, today I purchased a package of dried wakame, or seaweed, to put in my miso soup. The instructions of the packet were innocuous enough.

"Cover amount of wakame to be used with cold water. Let stand for 4 to 6 minutes, or until rehydrated and desired tenderness is reached."

What they fail to mention is just how big each little flake of wakame becomes when exposed to water. Look!

Dried Wakame: A Public Service Announcement

Each one of those little pieces at the bottom becomes the size of the ones above. Store away from water. Do not feed after midnight, lest your 57g packet swell to size of your kitchen and beyond!

This has been a Public Service Announcement!