Rakkyo - Japanese Shallot
Rakkyo, also known as Japanese Shallot, Chinese Scallion, etc, is native to China and grown in many countries. Rakkyo is mild in flavour, and can be served pickled or fresh. When cooked fresh, it is very sweet and mild. The leaves can be used as well, much like garlic chives. When cured, the flavour becomes stronger and ideal for pickling.