”Junsai” & Okra Soup

Junsai is a water shield Brasenia schreberi.

These produce leafy shoots enclosed in a gelatinous sheath in spring and early summer.

Junsai, water shield Brasenia schreberi
Junsai’s gelatinous coating, I feel the cool with the shiny transparent.
Junsai, water shield Brasenia schreberi
Junsai, water shield Brasenia schreberi
Junsai, water shield Brasenia schreberi
Today I add okra as beautiful addition to the soup, okra is become full of life for the summer.
Okra
Dashi-broth-based soup “Sumashi Jiru” with “Junsai” and okra.
”Junsai” & Okra Soup

・Junsai
is a water shield Brasenia schreberi. (Brasenia schreberi).  蓴菜(じゅんさい) literally “pond rope vegetable”  * 蓴 means 沼縄
・Sumashi Jiru
is a dashi broth based clear soup. It is also called “Osumashi”, “Sumashi”.  澄まし汁(すましじる) literally “clear soup”