This is basically pickled Celery. I used my family’s Sushi Vinegar as marinade. This sweet and sour flavour is something I crave when I am physically tired. I often add a small Dried Japanese Chilli called ‘Takanotsume’ (Hawk Claw) to the marinade. Today I sliced it, believing it would give the marinade more heat, but it actually made it too HOT!!! I frantically picked up most of the Chilli slices. Better check the spiciness of the Chilli that you use.


4 Servings


2 to 3 Celery Stalks *200 to 250g
3 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
2 tablespoons Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
Chilli as required

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine Vinegar, Sugar and Salt. Add Chilli if you like it. *Note: Today I added sliced 1 small Dried Japanese Chilli, that is called ‘Takanotsume’ (Hawk Claw), and it was too spicy for me.
  2. Cut Celery Stalks diagonally into 4-5mm thick slices, add to the marinade, and combine well. Transfer to a container OR a ziplock bag, and leave it in the fridge overnight OR for several hours.