Do you know anything about riverweed?
(Zambales on my mind)
Have you heard of riverweed? In the rivers and creeks off our farm in Zambales, we would harvest what the locals call Bala Iba or Eve's hair. It is light green in color, has long straight strands, has the same texture and characteristics as seaweed and when chopped and put together with chopped tomatoes, onions and anchovy sauce (liquid bagoong) it makes the best accompaniment to fried fish.
After Mt Pinatubo erupted we saw less and less of that delicacy. I miss that so much.