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Gari (pickled ginger) Recipe

Do you like pickled ginger when you have Sushi?
It’s very refreshing and I can’t stop eating it always!

It’s the best season for 新生姜 (Shin-shoga), New ginger in Japan and it’s very nice for making Gari (pickled ginger) :)

If you have the ingrediets, please try it.
You would love it and it’s much more tasty than the package one!

Ingredients:
Shin Shoga (New ginger) as much as you like
(A) 200cc of rice vinegar
(A) 3-4 Tablespoons of sugar
(A) 1 teaspoon of salt

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  1. Slice the ginger into thin pieces with the skin on. This time, I used peeler.
    The pink coloskin help the ginger to be pink color so please don’t peel off.

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  1. Put a pinch of salt on the sliced ginger and leave it for five minutes.

  2. Boil the sliced ginger for 1-2 minutes.

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  1. In another pan, place all the (A)s then bring to boil. Once it boils, stop the gas and cool it down.

  2. Place the ginger and the sauce in a container then leave it in the fridge for 1-5 days.

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#This time, the pink part of the ginger was kind of small, and also Myoga (Japanese ginger) is my favorite thing, so I marinate the Myoga with the sliced ginger together in the same container. (after boil the Myoga for few minutes)

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Then you can get very cute pink color, and also enjoy the pickled Myoga at the same time!

This pickled ginger is 1 day after marinating.. Isn’t it beautiful color? :)

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I enjoyed them with home made Saba-Zushi today <3

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Tsukiji Bon Marche – My Favorite Restaurant in Tsukiji, Tokyo

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Today I want to introduce one of my favorite restaurant in Tsukiji (fish market) area.

Tsukiji fish market is the biggest fish market in the world and many tourists come here to see many kinds of seafood or enjoying Sushi- There’re a bunch of Sushi restaurants.

Sushi is very nice there since they use fresh ingredients of course, but I recommend you to have Italian-Japanese fusion restaurant in front of the market sometimes because you can get good Sushi everywhere in Japan :)!

Restaurant’s name is Bon Marche (ボンマルシェ) and they serve mainly Italian food like pasta, but use a lot of seafood including Sashimi pieces.

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I and my husband went there for Lunch on the other day, and we ordered Lunch A (regular pasta) and B set (fresh pasta) .

They served us assorted appetizer, pasta, dessert, and tea/coffee/green tea.

It cost 1700-1800JPY per person. (about 10 EURO) There’re other menus as well, so you can order the other menu if you want to have Tuna steak or some more main dishes plus basic Lunch course!

Really really nice focaccia with black salt

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Assorted appetizer (Sashimi with olive oil, some fresh vegetable etc)

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Fresh pasta with tomato cream sauce

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Pasta with Tuna tomato sauce

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Petit dessert

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Green tea with sweet

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This restaurant is located in front of Rawson (convenience store) at Tsukiji outer market.

Address: 4-7-5, Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 東京都中央区築地4-7-5    second floor (No Sunday)

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