Myōga

Myōga

Myōga
みょうが
茗荷
  • What is it?

    Myōga is a variety of ginger and the name usually refers to the plant’s buds and flowers when food is the topic.

  • How can it be eaten?

    Myōga looks like slender shallots and appears in a number of Japanese dishes mainly as a garnish. It is usually finely sliced and added to salads, miso soup, rice dishes, cold noodles, cold tofu and sunomono (a dish with vegetables and/ or seafood seasoned with a vinegar based dressing). Myōga can also be pickled, used in soups, tempura and as a spice.

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