Sunday, June 18, 2006

Isn't this the same vegetable?

I'm trying a new J-recipe, which calls for scallions and a leek:

Leek & Scallions

In no way are these two completely separate veggies. The recipe further calls for a yellow onion. Yes - three types of onion! This is really testing my assertion that Japanese food doesn't give me gas. I'll post the recipe later if it doesn't suck.


Tracy Lynn said...

Dude, they are not only different in size, they vary in taste as well. But they ARE varieties of the same plant.

Kira said...

Yes. What she said. Taste each of them before you make that assertion. Leeks, scallions, and yellow onions all taste quite different. Throw in a shallot in the mix! It's in the same family as well, and also tastes differently.

hellbunny said...

I have a good old welsh recipe for leeks.It involves fish and potatoes as well.Tastes really good though.

Anonymous said...

haha we have leek growing in our garden. good for soup and some stir frys.

haha once u get into all the relatives of bok choi.. then it starts getting confusing... and they all taste similar too!

Weary Hag said...

You probably won't even read this late comment but here goes anyway. Just so you know, I do believe the scallion has the most subtle of all onion-family tastes.

I also like the word scallion very much.