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Eat more veggies! Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Cuisine, Culture

Inspired by the post about vegetable names in the Italian blog, today I’m going to introduce you the most popular vegetables 野菜  (yasai)  in Japan. There are a lot of vegetables that are very popular in Japan but that are quite unknown or not common in the US or in Europe. Whenever I visited my relatives in the rural areas of Japan I usually went to the 八百屋 (yaoya) to buy vegetables and fruits.

 

 

spinach

ほうれん草

hourensou

japanese mustard spinach

小松菜 (こまつな)

komatsuna

carrot

人参 (にんじん)

ninjin

onion

玉ねぎ (たまねぎ)

tamanegi

green onion

葱 (ねぎ)

negi

potato

じゃが芋( じゃがいも)

jyagaimo

yam

長芋( ながいも)

nagaimo

taro root

里芋 (さといも)

satoimo

sweet potato

さつま芋 (さつまいも)

satsumaimo

giant white radish

大根 (だいこん)

daikon

burdock root

牛蒡 (ごぼう)

gobou

turnip

蕪菜 (かぶ)

kabu

pumpkin

南瓜 (かぼちゃ)

kabocha

mushroom

きのこ

kinoko

shiitake mushroom

椎茸 (しいたけ)

shiitake

cabbage

キャベツ

kyabetsu

chinese cabbage

白菜 (はくさい)

hakusai

cucumber

きゅうり

kyuuri

tomato

トマト

tomato

eggplant

茄 (なす)

nasu

beans

豆 (まめ)

mame

green soybeans

枝豆 (えだまめ)

edamame

green pepper

ピーマン

piiman

bean sprouts

もやし

moyashi

corn

とうもろこし

toumorokoshi

lotus root

蓮根 (れんこん)

renkon

garlic

葫 (にんにく)

nin-niku

bamboo shoot

筍 (たけのこ)

takenoko

parsley

パセリ

paseri

lettuce

レタス

letasu

celery

セロリ

serori

zucchini

ズッキーニ

dsukkini

broccoli

ブロッコリー

burokkori

asparagus

アスパラガス

asuparagas

cauliflower

カリフラワー

karifurawaa

Have fun while learning some new japanese vocabulary!

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About the Author:yuki

Although I was born and raised in Austria my parents luckily taught me japanese starting at a very early age. Since most of my relatives live in Japan I try to fly to Japan once in a year. I love reading and cooking and I also enjoy traveling.


Comments:

  1. Tim Upham:

    HaruKor is the only Ainu restaurant in Tokyo. So vegetables are probably different on Hokkaido, than elsewhere in Japan. But the Ainu will use millet to make beer or what they call “kamui-ashkoro.” Drinking it and sprinkling it in libations.


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