What the heck are those?

17 06 2008

These two items were in The Oki today, but not all of you were home to hear them “explained.”  So here’s the deal:  

The big green thing is a shibui and is a vegetable.  I was told it’s used in vegetable soups a lot but the more interesting suggestion was to cut it in half (longways), scoop out the seeds, sprinkle it with sugar and throw it in the freezer.  Wait a bit and then scoop it out and eat like ice cream.  Can’t wait to try it!!

The brown/yellow-ish looking thing is called akamori and is also a vegetable.  It’s evidently very similar to a cucumber and should be eaten in the same situations you’d use a kuke!   Happy trying…

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18 06 2008
joelle71

I’ve just googled akamori & shibui and there is nothing. So either we got the spelling wrong from Takeshi or there’s just no info out there!

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