Dried Sea Cucumber - Imperial Premium Seafood
Dried sea cucumber is a prized delicacy in Chinese cuisine, celebrated for its unique texture and health benefits. It's rehydrated in warm water before cooking, taking on a gelatinous quality. Paired with ingredients like winter melon, conpoy, kai-lan, shiitake mushrooms, and Chinese cabbage, sea cucumbers are versatile. They hold cultural importance as part of the "Four Treasures of the Sea" and are featured in festive dishes, notably during the Chinese New Year. Sea cucumbers are sometimes used in celebratory feasts and banquets, such as during weddings and Lunar New Year celebrations, to symbolize good luck, prosperity, and abundance due to their association with oceanic wealth.