I am looking for anyone who can tell me why "sea mustard" has it's own name.
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organizer
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Jul 27, 2003

Since I am not a good English spoken man, why 'sea mustard' has it's name such that way.

I know the 'sea mustard' has another name, i.e, 'sea weed.'

TIA.


 

Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
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There's no explanation Jul 27, 2003

I assume you're asking about "Miyeok-guk". There are a lot of different types of seaweeds, and people sometimes name things according to their appearance, not their proper scientific classification. Another example is a "sea cucumber." It looks (to some people) like a cucumber.

By the way, there's no need to apologize for your English on a forum like this!
Kevin


 

Sheila Hardie  Identity Verified
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Sea mustard Jul 27, 2003

testline wrote:

Since I am not a good English spoken man, why 'sea mustard' has it's name such that way.

I know the 'sea mustard' has another name, i.e, 'sea weed.'

TIA.



I am not sure if you were wondering about the other common names for 'sea mustard'. I hope that was what you wanted:-)

The scientific name is Undaria pennatifida and the common names for this species include:


Common names: Ao-wakame, Ito-wakame, Kizami-kombu, Kizami-wakami, Miyok, Nambu-wakame, Precious sea grass, Sea mustard, Wakame

http://www.surialink.com/HANDBOOK/Genera/browns/Undaria/Undaria.htm

I am not sure why it's called sea mustard - maybe because of the appearance, maybe the taste. I've never eaten it, but have read it is meant to taste like oysters:-)

I hope that helps you a wee bit.


Sheila

[Edited at 2003-07-27 22:38]


 

organizer
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You are right. But rather than "Miyeok-guk" I am searching "Miyeok"... Jul 28, 2003

Thanks Kevin.

I agree that "there are a lot of different types of seaweeds."

My question is that why 'sea mustard' has its name.

After it's appearance with 'mustard'? Or its taste is very similar to 'mustard'?

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DGK T-I  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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What an interesting question :-) Jul 31, 2003

testline wrote:

Thanks Kevin.

I agree that "there are a lot of different types of seaweeds."

My question is that why 'sea mustard' has its name.

After it's appearance with 'mustard'? Or its taste is very similar to 'mustard'?

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Does anybody know whether it is an edible sea weed (assuming it is a sea weed, I don't know even that much, unlike all you clever marine(?) botanists above, who I saluteicon_smile.gif), and if so, where it is eaten. Another possibility (which I don't know either) is that in some way it resembles Mustard, which is famous for having yellow flowers.

Best wishes
Giuli


 


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