Rare Sushi Ingredients - Kinira/Yellow Garlic Chives, Okayama, Japan

May 19, 2014


Sushi is more than raw fish. In Japan, many vegetables are used for sushi.

For example, Kappa Maki is a traditional seaweed out cucumber roll.  The other popular roll is a Japanese pickles roll called Oshinko Maki. Umeboshi – pickled plum and Natto – fragmented soybeans are the other popular sushi items.

Then there is Yellow Garlic Chives, “Kinira.”

It has very slightly sweet flavor and aroma.

It takes two years to harvest Yellow Garlic Chives and it is considered as a premium vegetable.

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