Lato Salad, Green Caviar
This seaweed is called Lato in the Philippines. It has a scientific name of Caulerpa lentillifera.
It is also known as green caviar for obvious reason that they look like fish roes. Latos are also popular in Malaysia and Okinawa, where they are called umi-budō, which means sea grapes.
This is a real gourmet treat; for the newbies, it might takes a little getting used to. It is because of the soft, succulent popping bulb which is salty and has the smell of the sea. Don’t get me wrong, it is truly delicious.
Lato seaweed is flavoursome as a side to some fried pork or fish with steamed rice for lunch!
To make Lato Salad is easy and quick; the recipe follows below:
A big bunch of Lato seaweeds
2 big tomatoes
3 small onions (Shallots)
Method of Preparation:
Happy eating this salad that taste of the freshness of the sea.