Friday, November 14, 2014

Lotus Root marinated with "Omija"/五味子莲藕片/오미자 연근초절임

                 I was fascinated by this dish when I went for food exhibition...

Fresh " Omija" berries...
Schisandra chinensis (五味子 in Chinese, pinyin: wǔ wèi zi, literally "five flavor berry" which is its common name is a deciduous woody vine native to forests of Northern China and the Russian Far East
Its Chinese name comes from the fact that its berries possess all five basic flavors: salty, sweet, sour, pungent (spicy), and bitter. Sometimes it is more specifically called... běi wǔ wèi zi ((Chinese: 北五味子)
In Korean the berries are known as omija (hangul: 오미자 - five flavours). The cordial drink made from the berries is called omija cha (hangul: 오미자 차), meaning "omija tea";
If you are interested to know how to make "Omija Tea", please refer to

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