People are surprised after finding out what crispy seaweed is actually made of.
The tasty side dish is a popular choice in a Chinese takeaway orders. A TikTok user named Angelica has wowed her followers as she showed how the savoury snack is prepared.
In the clip, she admitted she was confused as the side dish isn't seaweed at all and is actually often cabbage or another type of leafy green vegetable - as Mirror Online reports. This inspired the TikTok chef to try and make the meal for herself in a video that has since been liked more than 2,000 times.
She said: "So the idea of crispy seaweed not actually being made of seaweed really baffled me, I felt lied to. I had to recreate it, and it was honestly so easy, all you need is green leaves and some seasonings! The fish flavour actually comes from ground-fried tuna, which is just crazy to me! Making this instantly gave me all the nostalgia and reminded me of Chinese takeaways I used to eat as a kid!"
Angelica revealed she bought the greens from Tesco and it cost 71p for the packed. She went on to slice up the greens and added: "Dry the leaves for about two to three minutes, then scoop it out when it's nice and crispy and give it a shake.
"Drain on a plate with some tissue and then add two teaspoons of sugar, a tiny sprinkle of salt, and a little bit of MSG. To make it exactly how the Chinese takeaway does it we're going to add some ground fried fish."
Viewers took to the comments and shared Angelica surprise at the ingredients.
One user said: "I ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS BROWN SUGAR ON TOP NOT GROUND FISH !"
Chy added: "Are you joking? even me I thought the brown stuff was sugar. what a lie"
Lu Lu posted: "my life has been a lie"
Stacey commented: "I’m actually upset I thought it was actual seaweed I love it anyways"
Others took to the comments and praised the final product.
Howard said: "So perfect."
Crystal commented: "Amazing. A must try"
Another posted: "Thanks for sharing this. It's one of my fave side dishes to order at a Chinese takeaway."
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