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!!


Anonymous said...

I am just salivating...anything pickled, spicy, sweet, sour...I'm done for. The one thing that I enjoyed eating so much when I was on Kauai was the ume!

K and S said...

I like anything pickled, sweet & sour too Rowena, must be the "li hing" in me! :)

Take care.


Anonymous said...

I absolutely adore pickled foods. I can't wait to see what you do with the onions ...

bourgogne said...

rakkyo is awesome. i totally hated them growing up and now i love them and don't mind that they give me really bad breath. :D

K and S said...

We'll just eat them with rice or I'll make more curry to eat it on the side, Ivonne!

I used to hate rakkyo too, Bourgogne. But these are kind of sweet-sour, I guess that's why I like them :)

Take care!