Journey of the Japanese Spikenard

Unassuming veggies, these udo
Unassuming veggies, these udo

An amazing dinner with homegrown vegetables from my grandparents’ garden, featuring two dishes with the spring delicacy udo.

Washing the dirt away
Washing the dirt away
Mixing with sesame
Mixing with sesame
Dish #1, boiled udo with sesame
Dish #1, boiled udo with sesame
Dish #2, fried udo
Dish #2, fried udo
The full spread
The full spread

The tempura of udo leaves were especially delicious. So good and so healthy! I much prefer a meal like this over any fancy shmancy dinner in Tokyo…