Old woman selling konnyaku

Konnyaku is a plant that grows forming some kind of long cone, its interior is eaten in different ways in almost every Asian country. Its flavor is nothing special, the interesting thing about konnyaku is its gelatinous texture, which makes it a good choice to go along with almost any food. In Japan it’s usually eaten in oden and also in skewers (Tama Konnyaku), as it’s offered by this kind old woman in the streets of Shinjuku.

Konnyaku
Cube-shaped konnyaku, that’s how I like it better.

Konnyaku

Konnyaku

Konnyaku
Konnyaku plant. Photo from Wikipedia

1 Comment
  • Wilmer Paquin

    October 3, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Wow! The article in the recently magazine has the seem point with you.Much appreciated.