Thursday, May 13, 2010

Food Trip Friday--Sansai


One of the highlights of our Golden Week is the Sansai Matsuri held at my Mother-In-Law's ramen shop--- Sansai by the way is the Japanese wild vegetables, a seasonal, organic and has low-calorie. We went early ( before everybody else does ) to the mountain ( a secret place )to gather wild goodies from nature and yes, we're called as the 'sansai hunters' ^_^ There are lots of sansai found everywhere at the mountain ( some from inaccessible places ) during spring and this year the growth of it is somehow late but was glad that we had harvested all kinds of edible grasses and get them ready for selling for the sansai matsuri. Some city folks went their way all the way here just to buy these wild vegetable delicacies and I tell yah, they all taste good! I had a hard time of harvesting the taranome coz of the thorn that's hurting me whenever I grabbed the branch. Sansai goodies is best to eat as tempura ( sprinkled only with salt is highly recommended), ohitashi ( it is boiled, added sesame paste and soysauce), pickles, etc. You can buy anywhere this seasonal goodies from supermarket or order them at a Japanese restaurant but definetely at a highest price! It's luxurious to to have a feast with all these fresh, wild veggies from nature! And again, another fun and new experience for me!! ^_^
---Kogomi------Zenmai------Warabi--- ---The heavenly Taranome, best for tempura---
---Yama Udo---
---My lunch, Sansai Soba topped with sansai tempura, never mind my beer lol!---
---Sansai, packed and ready for selling---
---Mixed Sansai Tempura, just sprinkle a little bit of salt or you can add directly the salt to the tempura batter. That's how my MIL's way of making her sansai tempura---
---My MIL's Sansai Okowa, it's a seasonal sticky rice with all sorts of sansai mountain vegetables. Not much with savory dashi but more on the natural flavor of sansai and is healthy ---

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19 comments:

FoodTripFriday said...

Ang galing mo naman sis!Dami mo ng alam na Japanese food,Ako wala akong matutunan sa culture ng fafa ko, puro pizza,steak,burger,mga walang kwentang pagkain! lol!

eds said...

wow ang galing! parang natry ko na un fern style ba un .. nangunguha kami niyan sa bukid. pero nilalaga lang tapos sawsaw sa bagoong at kamatis ( buhay bukid hihihi). pero un isang mukhang gabi? hehehe ano ba yan ignorante naman ako.. anyway, sarap cguro sa bundok ng tralala. at ang inlaw mo ha pihadong long life sia sa mg veggies na inihahanda nia.. hay kelan kaya ako maipagluluto ni ate izza neto :D

*♥Shydub♥* said...

Mommy clang that is really looks familiar, kumukuha kami ng ganyan sa may sapa when i was growing up. Matagal ko ng hindi natitikman yan pati pangalan hindi ko na matandaan. sarap ng pagkakaluto mo ah.

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Sreisaat said...

Wow! Japanese food trip ito :D This is one thing I like about the Japanese food, always healthy and fresh and organic. I would love to go back to Japan and be a sansai-hunter for a day as long a I get to eat what I gathered too!

Have a great weekend, Clang.

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tatess said...

naaliw naman ako sa post mo. yan ang mga type kong food,gulay na mga simple lang kainin.

chubskulit said...

Pako ba yan heheheh, parang fern ano Clang.. Sarap naman!

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luna miranda said...

oh my, these are making me hungry. the Sansai looks like pako--favorite ko yon na ginataan with suso (maragsa ha?!) and salad.:p

Gmirage said...

I watched a Tennis no-ojisama episode where they're picking SAnsai from the field...healthy daw according to the anime! :D

I really like how you showed us the way this dish is done, from picking up sansai hanggang serving, kakaaliw naman me ramen shop si MIL mo! :)

life's journey said...

Wow just know that ba...Thanks for sharing. Happy FTF!

Mine is here

Cecile said...

Galing mo talaga magluto, Clang; sayang di tayo magkapitbahay.... :-( kailan ko kaya matitikman luto mo?

Sheren-May said...

Nice post! Very informative. Dito sa pinas may pako din, just like in the first pic. Happy weekend!!!

Enchie said...

I'm so curious about the taste... it looks good. Im so into green leafy veggies pa naman... Like Eds, parang nakatikim nako something similar to Sansai sinasawsaw din sa bagoong and vinegar.

Mrs. Kolca said...

interesting food sis.. i wonder if those wild veggies are same with ferns.. wanna try the sansai tempura :)

羅idN_Hanson0 said...

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Cacai M. said...

Sarap nang ferns mommy Clang.. na-try ko din manguha nang ferns sa aming probinsya before but malapit 'yon sa tubig or sa tubig talaga sila, perhaps sansai is not a fern o pako? Whatever it is, sarap nang veggies.. am into veggies mommy Clang.. yummm2x.. Happy FTF!

Here's mine: My Food Trip: Red Velvet Cake

See yah.. ;-)

Anney said...

Superhealthy! That's the most important.

Ebie said...

Parang fern ang hugis. Hmmm, I think I have tried this, but can;t recall.

Super healthy!

Mylene said...

Waaahhh Mommy kakaiba ang mga ito. Mahilig ako sa gulay pero ung parang talong ang ang edible sa akin.

Naalala ko ung Meteor Garden. Sansai ugn pangalan ng girl, ibig sabihin daw small grass.

Dhemz said...

wow!mami Clang....kalami sa foodies.....sarap ng japanese cuisine...thanks for introducing them to us....wish to taste them someday...:)

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