We call Okinawan sea grapes (or Umi Budo) one of our all time favorite vegetarian luxuries. It is a type of seaweed called "green caviar," or "sea grape," kept in Okinawa deep seawater. This seaweed grows only in Okinawa, home to the one of the largest centurion populations in the world. It looks like a string of mini caviar that pop in the mouth. Before serving, lightly wash the sea grapes to remove the sea water and soak them for a couple of minutes in room temperature water. Umi budo is eaten raw and can be served in a variety of ways.
Origin: Japan 50gram
Serving Suggestions: A popular idea is to dip them in soy sauce and wasabi as you would do with sushi. It can also be added to the top of a salad, making it an original dish.
Important: Do not keep in fridge.