New sea vegetable a local hit

 Every town or city has a weired food that the locals love to eat, in Okinawa, its Umibudo a type of sea vegetable also known as sea-grapes or green caviar. 

sea grapes
 
 Umi-budo, popular for their squishy kind of crispness, can only grow in a warm and clean sea. That means they cannot be preserved in a fridge, but must be kept at a normal temperature. They are eaten with a sauce made from sake, soy and vinegar. 
Umi-budo are popular among women these days because they have the same reputation as mozuku seaweed for their unique texture and healthy image. Okinawan mozuku accounts for over 95% of the national share of mozuku seaweed. It is mostly used in vinegared dishes. In some other countries, however, including Hong Kong, it has recently been drawing attention as an ingredient for Chinese dishes and an increase in consumption is anticipated in the new huge market of China.
 
 Here are a few link if you want to learn more about this wonderful dish:  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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