Like an apple or an avocado, grated yamaimo tends to oxidate and darken in color. Or not, and that’s not previsible. But that was the case with this one so I’ve added juice of sudachi lime to keep it relatively creamy in color. That’s also a nice flavor addition.
Black natto (fermented soy beans). It’s often paired with grated wasabi.
Natto with rice is a regular breakfast item in Japan. So just that with tororo and green tea. A nice simple brunch.
Black beans have a Winter image… I refreshed them with greens and juicy items for a nutritive Summer salad meal.
Fragrant argan oil from Morocco, a little garlic, salt and balsamic vinegar for the dressing.
The companions of the kuromame (black soy beans, that were boiled and frozen) are edamame, sliced okra, shimeji mushrooms and green sweet chilis. I’ve added a little minced hot chili. I’ve steamed all that together. Added the dressing, let cool.