Sea Cucumber are marine animals used in fresh or dried form in various cuisines. There are a number of dishes made with sea cucumber as this ingredient is expected to have a strong cultural emphasis on health. In most dishes, the sea cucumber has a slippery texture.
There is a fresh form and there is a dried form. Both the fresh and dried form are used for cooking. The taste is described as “tasteless and bland”. Individually, the dried form is also used for traditional Chinese medicine.
(Source: Compiled from Wikipedia)