One of the reasons why I like going to Asian grocery stores is that I find something I can’t find at any other stores.
When I found this green leafy vegetable at an Asian market, I knew it was Shungiku.
I loved Shungiku when I lived in Japan.
I hadn’t seen it outside Japan, and I was so excited.
Interestingly, it was labeled as “Tongo”; after doing some research, I’m pretty sure it is the same as or at least in the same family of Shungiku.
I also learned that it may also be called chrysanthemum greens.
I hope this information helps, if anyone is interested in trying this beautiful greens that have wonderful herbal flavor.
Yes, I made pasta myself.
Every time when I want to eat pasta and realize I don’t have any dried one in my pantry, I ask myself why I don’t buy them.
But then when I make it and it was time to eat, I know exactly why I make my own pasta.
It’s so delicious!
Olive oil, garlic, cremini mushrooms, Shuungiku, tomato, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper.