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Pickled Burdock Sushi - Why Is It Orange?


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Pickled Burdock Sushi - Why Is It Orange?

omotosando | Dec 8, 2006 09:24 AM

I love sushi and I love burdock (gobo); hence I believe that pickled burdock sushi is one of life's best treats.

But I am perplexed by the deep orange color of the pickled burdock - it looks exactly like a carrot. Any Japanese food experts out there who know why they bother to dye the stuff orange and how they accomplish it? Kind of reminds me of my adolescent cake cooking experiments when I dyed cake batter weird colors, just because I could.

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