Watabee Salad (Young Fern Salad)

Watabee Salad (young Fern Salad) Recipe

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Charmaine Castro


Now you must be wondering "What the heck is Watabee"?? You know its a fern of some sort(its a water fern, that grows on the edges of a stream). Now you must be wondering "Where would I find that"? You can find it in some Asian or Filippino Stores but if you can't sorry than I guess someone would have to send it to you from Hawaii. Now there is many thing people will have trouble knowing what it is or where can I find some - another one is Kamaboku (fish cake)- again look for find it at an Asian store - it might take you sometime to find these ingredients & I hope you have them in your area - keep me posted please!


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  • 1 pkg
    japanese seaweed mix
  • 1 bunch
    watabee, fresh & cleaned (young fern)
  • ·
    shoyu, to your taste, aloha brand please
  • 1
    tomato, fresh, cut into chunks
  • 1
    maui onion or red onion, chopped
  • 1
    block kamaboku, cut in chunks (fish cake)
  • 1/4 c
    dried shrimp or less (opai)

How to Make Watabee Salad (Young Fern Salad)


  1. Clean ferns with rubber clove(to remove fine hair off stems), chop in bite size pieces. Cook watabee stems first for 1 minute or until semi-soft(pinch stems to check if cooked - soft not mushy)then add middle pieces for a few seconds than add the top portions to finish up. Check stems for doneness by piercing with fingernail careful not to leave to long, stems will become slimmy.
  2. Rinse in cold water - than add the remaining ingredients, mix to combine & soak overnight in refrigerator. Serve next day as a side dish!

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Course/Dish: Other Salads

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