Nanohana / 菜の花 (Field mustard or “rapeseed blossoms” in English [Brassica rapa subsp. oleifera])
Nanohana is another springtime vegetable appreciated for its bitterness. Ordinarily prepared by boiling in slightly salted water, it is eaten as hitashi (boiled, with only the addition of soy sauce or other flavoring), in soups, and as tsukemono (pickled).
Text by Kitchen Nippon