She have a lot or work to do and unable to go market. She asked mom to buy her some mussels, lato seaweeds and daing na isda. Lato seaweeds taste awesome. We often buy every Saturday market.
Unfortunately, mom was unable to buy lato. She went through the whole wet market section and never found any. She bought the guso seaweed instead, the spinosum variety. The seaweed variety looks like a dried tree branches.
I have been wondering how it taste like for some time but my wife always refuse to buy. She insist she have never tasted it before.
Now, I will have the chance to know how it taste like. I cut a small branch and wash it under running water. I am afraid that it might start to spoil if I washed the whole package – like what happened to lato seaweeds.
This weed is sturdier and crunchier – just like what Dennis said. The surface is slimy and often slips from my fingers.
I was unable to swallow it. The smell is very stinky / malansa – having a stench smell and taste of fish. Sorry for that!
Night time, she washed the seaweeds. She prepared a lukewarm water with crushed ginger. It will help remove the stinky smell. She soaked the weeds in solution for few minutes. Then garnished with sliced red tomatoes and mayonnaise.
The ginger technique worked. It removed the stinky flavor. I was able to eat few branches with mayonnaise and red tomatoes. Only few branches cause I can still sense the stinky aftertaste.
Maybe I should buy alamang and rare ripe mango together with guso seaweeds (based on Dennis suggestions).
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.