Brown Seaweed is a species of edible kelp (large brown algae or seaweeds that make up the order Laminariales) native to the colder, more temperate coasts of the northwest Pacific Ocean. In South Korea, people refer to it as ‘miyeok’ (미역).
While I enjoy heavy and rich foods, I usually crave something light and refreshing during the warmer months of the year. This Korean seaweed salad recipe, known as miyeok namul, is the perfect side dish for those craving something that tastes fresh. Quick and easy to make, this healthy side dish gives strong flavors of the sea as well as a slightly nutty note from sesame oil.