Stella May I ask what is that nori (seaweed) you are snacking on?

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Of course you may. This is a new, well new to me, seaweed snack product I found lurking at the market. (This was at an Asian supermarket.) There was a whole wall dedicated to them! So I got to thinking, if the market was going to stock a whole wall shelf unit, then it must be somewhat popular and since I am a fan of seaweed I thought why not try it. Today I am sharing with you the Tao Kae Noi. The Thai seaweed snack.
When you first open it, it's more like a bag of chips. There are strips of seaweed (about 1½ inches wide) inside a mostly air filled bag. The Tao Kae Noi is unlike the Korean seaweed snack as it's much thicker and there for more crunchier. It's like if the Korean one is like biting into cellophane, while this Thai one is like munching on thicker wrapping paper. I know neither of them sound tasty, but I want to emphasize that these are much thicker and not as transparent as the Korean kind. (You know, the kind that come in little plastic trays and are normally greasy?)
I imagine that this are a fried treat so I probably wouldn't want to have it every day, but they are tasty and light enough for a once in a while snack. I keep comparing it to the little tray kind since I think that the most popular kind of seaweed snack. The Tao Kae Noi are more flavorful, crunchier, and less greasy.
The flavor I have here is the hot and spicy one. There are so many others though! Original, Tom Yum Soup, Squid, and even Tempura. I think I want to try the Tempura one next.
That zip close feature is nice, but me and Mister polished the whole bag in one sitting. Have you tried Tao Kae Noi?

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