Spicy hot and perfect as a condiment to ramen noodles and fried rice
Pickled Mustard Leaf
Mustard leaf are known for their indigenous spiciness and tenderness of the leaves and stems. The spiciness comes from chemical component Allyl Isothiocyanate and the vegetable is full of vitamins, iron, calcium and fiber. The Chikugo area of Fukuoka is known for mustard leaf production, and in particular the Setakamachi locale is renowned for the highest quality pickled mustard leaf. Most popular is the spicy variant, where the vegetables have been left to ferment and have been combined with chilies and sesame seeds. With that distinct aroma and taste of aged pickles and the spicy kick, it is the perfect condiment for all sorts of dishes.