Mioga and Cucumber Vinegar Salad

Myoga flowers right now flourish!!

“Mioga” is a mioga ginger (Zingiber mioga).  Especially the part of flower bud is called “Hana-Mioga” literally “flower mioga”.
These are spikes, in which there are 3-12 buds.

Mioga, Zingiber mioga

It’s like a tropical flower such as orchids.

Mioga, Zingiber mioga
Mioga, Zingiber mioga

 

It is often said that forgetfulness is badly too eat ginger,

but it is an unsupported superstition and there is no scientific basis.

 

Mioga, Zingiber mioga
Shredded mioga and cucumber dressed with vinegar and soy sauce broth.  It is a summer dish.
Mioga and Cucumber Vinegar Salad
・Mioga / Myoga
is a Mioga ginger, Zingiber mioga.  I feel the early summer to the scent of mioga.  茗荷(みょうが) literally uncertain, there are some story in its origin.
・Hana-Mioga / Hana-Myoga
is a flower bud of Mioga.  花茗荷(はなみょうが)  literally “flower mioga”