“Udo” Aralia Cordata with Mustard Miso Sauce

Udo is one of Japan origin of vegetables.

“Udo” Aralia cordata is written in Kanji “独活” literally “move alone”.

Udo, Aralia cordata
Udo is one of Japan origin of vegetables, which are only about twenty.
Udo, Aralia cordata
Leaves of Udo
Udo, Aralia cordata
Udo, Aralia cordata
They remind me of the Ghibli film “Princesse Mononoké” world.
Fibrils of Udo skin
Sliced Udo after pealing
Udo, Aralia cordata
Udo, Aralia cordata
Boil Udo softly, and serve them with Karashi-Sumiso sauce.
"Udo" Aralia Cordata with Mustard Miso Sauce

・Udo
is an Aralia Cordata.  独活(うど) literally “move alone”
・Karashi-Sumiso
is a popular sauce for seafood and vegetabels, which is made of miso (white type “Shiro-Miso” is better), rice vinegar and Karashi.  辛子酢味噌(からしすみそ) literally “mustard vinegar miso”