Unusual Vegetables (2009-01-07)
Firstly, the dark purple broccoli is really unusual in Tokyo.
Out of curiosity, I got one and find the flavor disappointingly normal which I knew it would
be. Furthermore the color fades during cooking and some florets
became the color of the usual green broccoli. I hope the purple
kind does have more nutrients for costing twice as much as a green
Secondly, there're these baby hydroponic komatsuna (Japanese mustard
greens). They taste the same as the bigger kind, just more
tender. Being baby and grown hydroponically and all, you'd think
they cost more than the normal komatsuna. On the contrary,
they're HALF the price of the fully-grown ones. I guess Japanese
housewives aren't used to the concept of hydroponic vegetables, thus
leaving them alone, thus keeping the price down which ultimately
benefits me. Wahahahaha!
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