The best part of spring is riding my bicycle around the neighborhood, scouring the farm boxes for fresh vegetables. Rakkyou are currently in season here in Okinawa. They are kinda like shallots… but their flavor is wonderful as pickles or as tempura.
Recently, we had “izakaya” night at home. Izakaya 居酒屋 means Japanese style bar/drinking place. I was gifted an expensive seishuu 清酒 from Niigata prefecture after a research meeting with a company president. That is another topic for later. Anyway, we made rakkyou tempura which really goes well with alcohol! Refreshing.