27 April 2009

Sansai watch: Asatsuki

The warm weather has brought out the Asatsuski! I had to stop on the roadside and check it out!
I foraged a little bit for dinner tonight, then came back the next day and picked enough to transplant and make a row in my garden.Asatsuki is also called Japanese chive. It is similar in flavor to negi and often confused with nira, but Asatsuki has a much milder flavor than both. Besides, anything that grows in the mountain in nature's goodness, and we are lucky enough to forage always tastes better!