Wednesday, June 28, 2006
eating local (part 2)
Last month I wrote about eating local--(here). Remember that I also mis-ordered an item? Well, this time I got exactly what I ordered. (Yeah!...I even had Satoshi double check my order form...)
(In fact, I think they changed the order form because of me--now the two items which I made a mistake on are now separated!)
The little onions at the bottom of the photo are called rakkyo. They are pickled in umesu or pickled plum vinegar. They have a little kick to them with those little red chili peppers also soaking in the juices. These rakkyo are great with curry--kind of like eating chutney with your curry, only with a little more crunch and sourness.
The purple-ish package are rakkyo wrapped in shiso (perilla or beefsteak leaf). These are really good, sweet & sour. My mom & aunties love this one!
At the edge of the photo are two bottles of different types of ume, one is pickled with katsuo (bonito).
Can't wait to dig into these!!