Cooked spring vegetables


Bamboo shoots, udo (Aralia cordata), rape blossoms, sugar, soy sauce, salt, vinegar, dashi stock, sake


  1. Put bamboo shoots, rice bran and water into a large pot and boil about 1 hour. In case you use a big bamboo shoot, soak it for 1.5 hours after turning off the heat.
  2. Peel the udo skin, soak it in water with rice vinegar.
  3. Boil the cut bamboo shoots for about 30 min with dashi stock, a little bit of sugar, salt, soy sauce, sake (not too sweet) at medium heat.
  4. Boil udo about 15 min. with dashi stock, sugar, vinegar and salt.
  5. Boil rape blossoms quickly, put them into cold water then drain.
  6. Serve in a bowl.