When I serve Japanese style dinner, I always serve a small plate of vegetable along with Rice, Soup and Main Dish. It is supposed to be a simple vegetable dish, such as pickled vegetable OR ‘Aemono’, Japanese style salad. This is a simple dish of Celery. The flavour should be subtle and refreshing.


4 Servings


2 to 3 Celery Stalks *about 150g
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Kombu (Kelp) Dashi Powder
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
1/4 teaspoon Soy Sauce
Chilli OR Chilli Flakes as required *optional
Toasted Sesame Seeds

  1. Thinly slice Celery Stalks diagonally. Place in a mixing bowl, add Salt, and mix to combine.
  2. And Kombu (Kelp) Dashi Powder, Chilli, Sesame Oil and Soy Sauce, mix well. Set aside for 30 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle with some Toasted Sesame Seeds and serve.