Two dishes of fresh “Ki-Kurage” wood ear
Today I was able to get a fresh “Ki-Kurage”, which commonly is sold dried.
It is a auricularia auricula-judae, maybe known as Jew’s ear, wood ear, jelly ear or cloud ear.
Let’s make pancakes of Ki-Kurage, mixed with tofu, Hanpen and Mentaiko. Crunch of Ki-Kurage in soft of tohu and hanpen, the difference in texture is very so nice.
is a wood ear. 木耳（きくらげ） literally “wood ear”
is also known bean curd. 豆腐（とうふ） literally “fermented beans”
is a fish-cake made of fish paste and yam. 半片（はんぺん） literally uncertain, different stories about the origin of 半片, also written 半弁, 半平, 鱧餅
is a salted ovary of Alaska pollock or walleye pollack with chili peppers. 明太子（めんたいこ） * literally “ovary of Alaska pollock”