Now I know you all like a good jellyfish salad as much as I do, but be warned - chinese counterfeiters are out there making a killing with rip-off-fake-jellyfish. God bless the BBC for keeping us informed.
Its amazing what they can do with alum and calcium chloride these days.
So what to look out for?
Artificial jellyfish is tasteless with no smell, is tough to tear and has a texture similar to sellotape.
The real deal? Quite the opposite. It has a fishy smell, is yellowish and has a texture similar to dead jellyfish. Yum, yum.
Thing is, if they'd added the juice from a tin of anchovies and a drop of yellow food dye to the batches - they might never have been spotted......