Ingredients, dishes and drinks from Japan by Ad Blankestijn

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Welsh onion (allium fistulosum). Also called scallion or green onion. ねぎ、葱。

Comparable to the leek, but thinner and longer. Develops no bulb.

Negi (Kizami-negi), finely chopped welsh onions
[Finely chopped negi. Photo Ad Blankestijn]

These green onions are always used finely chopped (sarashi-negi or kizami-negi):
  • Added to dips (for zaru-soba, zaru-udon, shabu-shabu etc) 
  • Added to (miso-) soups.
  • Also used as a garnish, for example for hiyayakko.
[Negi in the field. Photo Ad Blankestijn]