It is wakame. I posted on another old thread, too:
The seaweed salad is called "goma wakame", and the seaweed is "wakame".
Here is a photo:http://www.kagerer.de/trend/images/Seasoned%20Seafood%20Salads/1570%20Goma%20Wakame.jpg
You can buy it pre-made on the internet (search for "goma wakame", for example,http://www.sushifoods.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=14115&Category_Code=perfoodprods&Product_Count=4
- here are the ingredients: Seaweed salad or goma wakame is seaweed blended with soy sauce, vinegar, onion powder, red pepper, sesame oil and seeds) or buy the seaweed in many stores or over the internet (search for "wakame", for example, http://www.quickspice.com/cgi-bin/SoftCart.exe/scstore/japanesefoodseaweed.shtml?E+scstore
Here is a recipe I found:http://www.recipecottage.com/asian/seaweed-salad09.html
Vinegared Wakame Seaweed
60 grams fresh wakame seaweed
3 tablespoons vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoons dashi stock
kinome sprigs for garnish
Wash fresh wakame seaweed well and boil lightly. Briefly immerse
in water to improve color, remove roots and shred.
Mix vinegar dressing.
Wash kinome sprigs and drain.
Drain wakame seaweed and serve, pour vinegar dressing over and put
kinome sprigs on top.
Here is another recipe:http://www.eat-japan.com/health-beauty/remedy/volume2.html
2g dried wakame
150g can mandarins
3tbsp rice vinegar
some white sesame
1 Reconstitute the dried wakame with water, then drain it. Wash and thinly slice the cucumber with salt to soften it, then rince in water and drain. Mix the wakame, cucumber
3 Mix the vinegar with the sugar and 1/3tsp of salt, and mix with the salad. Garnish with the sesame.
Here is another recipe:http://everything2.org/?node_id=600162
Wakame Seaweed Salad With Gomasio
Seaweed is great in salads.
What You Will Need
2 ounces fresh wakame seaweed
2 Japanese cucumbers
assorted young greens (mesclun)
1 tablespoon su rice vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 tablespoons grapeseed or other neutral oil
pinch fresh white pepper
prepared Chinese mustard
Pour hot water over fresh wakame seaweed. Immerse in water and drain. Cut into 1 inch lengths.
Wash the cucumbers then take a fork and run it along the skin from tip to tip on one side and then the other to score it to make a simple pattern. Japanese cucumbers are much more delicate than Western varities. If you cannot find them, use a single English cucumber, slice it in half and seed it. Cut on the bias into thin rounds and sprinkle with salt.
Tear the baby greens into bite-sized pieces and arrange in a bowl.
Mix and stir the dressing ingredients.
Mix seaweed, cucumbers with the dressing and then place them ontop of the greens. Garnish with gomasio (sesame salt).