Aiko Pinkoski <aiko@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The pickled daikon radish is what most sushi places serve
> in the "pickle" or "oshinko" maki.
At a sushi place near me, they call this 'takuwan'.
> The gourd strips should be a little sweet (they are cooked with
> sugar and soy sauce).
We have a great sushi place, they have lots of veggie sushi options
and I never get kappa (cucumber) maki (boring). And, a 6-piece order
of veggie maki is just $1.20 (used to be a dollar!).
As I recall, they offer:
Takuwan (pickled daikon)
kanpyo (dried gourd)
yomagobo (wild carrot)
shiitake (sweetened shiitakemushrooms)
umeboshi (plum paste)
yamaimo (a sticky root vegetable -- I don't like)
enoki (japanese thin mushroom)
And combinations of the above. They'll also use shiso, green onions,
or tomatoes on request. it's about the only time I eat avocados,
because you get such a small portion so you don't have to worry about
overdoing it (especially if you get one order and share it).
Michelle Dick artemis@xxxxxxxxx East Palo Alto, CA