Thursday, April 4, 2013

Seaweed and Lukot Salad


I hope I remember the names correctly---lato, guso and lukot.   These cold appetizers at Zubuchon-Escario were perfect complement to the lechon J and I devoured for dinner.  Yes, it was Holy Week, and J is a Catholic, I'm not---I ate lechon without guilt.:p   Lato and guso are types of seaweed, lukot is something else.

I was always wary of eating seaweed ceviche because of the briny, fishy flavor that seems to persist on seaweed.  But I was pleasantly surprised that this seaweed ceviche has none of that fishy flavor.  These were fresh and refreshingly good!

Among the 3, lato is my favorite---I love the texture, the crunch, and the sweet-salty flavors of the ocean.  Guso is gelatinous and slimy--the mouth-feel is so different from any salad I have eaten before.  I assumed lukot was also a seaweed---I was wrong.  Lukot looks like noodles, has the consistency of noodles, and has a distinct flavor that I can't describe.  It's a poop of sea hare, locally known as donsol/dongsul.

These were blanched and served with coconut vinegar/onions/tomatoes/ginger dressing.



Linking to Food Friday

7 comments:

ladyfi said...

Looks delicious.

Photo Cache said...

love seaweed salad. that is perfect with lechon because it would cut down on the grease of lechon.

Jidhu Jose said...

love it

Iska said...

Yum yum! I may not recognise all of them but I will surely love them :-) I love seaweed salads.

Andrea said...

Lato is also my favorite, but i don't know what is that lukot. I wish you should have separately shot the differences before mixed in the salad. And lastly, not all Catholics follow the no meat on Holy Week, i am one!

maiylah said...

i don't think i've tried the lukot, but i have tasted both the lato and the guso; i only buy lato, though, because of the crunch, and of the briny taste...love it simply with calamansi juice. :)

appreciate much your taking the time to share and link over at Food Friday, LM
...so sorry for the super late visit...

Fabyan17 said...

Lukot is the egg of Sea Hare, and not a poop.