Aonori, also known as green laver and parae, is a type of edible seaweed that is often cultivated in areas near Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Aonori is a vibrant dark green, rich in minerals, and savory with a slight ocean flavor. Dried aonori is an extremely popular topping in Japanese and Korean cuisine. It is used on everything from street foods such as takoyaki to high-end restaurant experiences such as tempura.
Uses: Sprinkle aonori over dishes such as eggs, savory pancakes, and noodles to add a layer of umami rich oceanic flavor.