Jun 27, 2009

"Rakkyo"


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Today, I received home-made "Rakkyo"(らっきょう) from my parents. "Rakkyo" is a kind of Japanese traditional pickles. It has unique smell, so some people don't like it.

5 comments:

Zarte said...

Could it be garlics with vinegar?

スサナ said...

is it garlic?

bikenglish said...

Zarte-san, Susana-san,

Thank you for comments.
"Rakkyo" is an "allium chinense", not a garlic.

How to make "rakkyou-zuke"(pickled "rakkyo") is to soak several "rakkyo"s in vinegar mixed with sugar. And people use red hot chili pepper to make it hot.

I know only this way to eat "rakkyo".

Jo Tomooka said...

I love rakkyo! My grandmother used to make pickled onions and give me a jar every year for my birthday. Rakkyo remind me of those pickled onions and therefore of my grandmother. Yum!

bikenglish said...

Jo-san,

I have never heard "pickled onion". Thank you for a good information. I will try it someday.