#381 Umi Budou

Umi Budou are a popular type of seaweed in Okinawa.

海/うみ/umi means sea and ぼどう/budou is grapes – Sea Grapes.

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You can sea the resemblence, right?

It’s often eaten with a ponzu dip (like a vingegary sauce).

It’s official scientific name is Caulerpa lentillifera but it’s also known as Green Caviar.

That’s because the small balls on the seaweed pop as you eat them, releasing a salty liquid.

Sounds a little gross but it’s actually really delicious and healthy!

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