A parsnip like plant which grows in sand near the sea. The red-coloured early shoots are split lengthways and placed in cold water until they curl. They are then eaten raw with sashimi and are used as a garnish. Later in the year it is blanched before use to remove the bitterness. It is related to water dropwort or seri and has a similar appearance except that the stems are red.

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