After playing traditional Japanese games consecutively for five days, I’m sure everyone is exhausted. For Today’s Japan Photo series, we shall take a break and refresh ourselves by tasting one of Okinawa’s unique food – Sea Grapes 海ぶどう.
This photo was taken by flickr user Annya Okinawa. You can almost see those sea grapes sparkling under the light. Anyway for those that are still puzzled what are sea grapes, here’s a short description:
Umibudō (海ぶどう) or “sea grapes”, a type of seaweed eaten raw dipped into vinegar or soy, mild with a pleasant caviar-like texture.
When you eat it, the bubbles pop nicely in your mouth, leaving a salty sea taste.