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Young Green Onion Shoots (Menegi)

Young Green Onion Shoots (Menegi)

【Nigiri sushi: Others】
What is Menegi?
Young green onion shoots are very thin onions with a diameter of only a few millimeters, but are 6-10 cm long, harvested right after the onions have started to sprout. The shoots are bundled and prepared on shari (vinegared rice), then held in place with a nori seaweed belt. It is an excellent palate cleanser after eating fatty sushi toppings. As a condiment, it can also completely change the perception of the umami of fish, just by adding a few sprigs on top. The word is that long ago it was a common dish at all sushi restaurants, but there are very few sushi restaurants that prepare it these days.

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Main production area

Shizuoka Aichi


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