My love for Japanese food knows no bounds, and I simply love to try everything that Japanese cuisine has to offer. One unique food item that I simply love to eat in Japanese restaurants and make at home is the refreshing Umibudo or sea grapes. You can have raw sea grapes with soy sauce, soups and salads, and rice. They are a particular specialty of Okinawa, Japan, where you can find it in all sorts of dishes, from sushi to ice cream.
What are sea grapes?
Jump to navigation. Sure, a cold, fresh, draft beer is best to cool off your dry throat after a long, hot summer's day. But a really nice snack with that beer would make it even more perfect, wouldn't it? Umibudou literally translates as "Sea Grapes. Thus the serving looks like small, green grapes.
Are these even edible? Here's what they taste like, where they come from, their nutritional properties, and how they're consumed in Japan. Home Search posts Sign up Log in. Feel free to follow favy! Have you heard of "Umibudo"? The Japanese name literally translates to sea umi grapes budo.
Caulerpa lentillifera is a species of bryopsidale green algae from coastal regions in the Indo-Pacific. This seaweed is one of the favored species of edible Caulerpa due to its soft and succulent texture. It is sometimes known in English as green caviar or sea grapes along with the related Caulerpa racemosa. Caulerpa lentillifera is usually eaten raw with vinegar , as a snack or in a salad. In the Philippines, after being washed in clean water, it is usually eaten raw as a salad, mixed with chopped raw shallots and fresh tomatoes, and dressed with a blend of fish sauce or bagoong fish paste and vinegar. It is known to be rich in iodine.