It is very hard to believe now that I used to hate this vegetable. I hated Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum) and never tried to eat it. An Asian grocer next to the supermarket where I usually do my grocery shopping sells Shungiku and they are inexpensive. Today I bought very fresh one, so I made a salad. It was so delicious.


4 Servings


100g Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum) Leaves
1/4 Red Onion *thinly sliced
1 clove Garlic *grated
1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
2 tablespoon Ponzu *OR 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce & 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar/Lemon Juice
Toasted Sesame Seeds
Crunchy Bacon *optional

  1. Pick all leaves, wash carefully and drain well. A salad spinner is handy to dry the leaves. Tear large leaves in half. *Note: Use thick stems for something else.
  2. In a large bowl, combine grated Garlic, Sesame Oil and Ponzu. Add Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum) and Red Onion, mix to combine well.
  3. Sprinkle some Toasted Sesame Seeds and Bacon (*optional) on top.