amazu shoga

Pronunciation: [ah-MAH-zoo SHOH-gah]

Thinly sliced or shredded fresh ginger pickled in a sweet vinegar marinade. Amazu shoga is beige or pink in color, as compared to the bright red beni shoga. It's used as a garnish for many Japanese dishes, particularly sushi. Amazu shoga can be found in Asian markets.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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