Japanese pickles漬け物[ Tsukemono ]

Tsukemono (漬物, literally "pickled things") are Japanese preserved vegetables (usually pickled in salt, brine or a bed of rice bran (nuka). They are served with rice as okazu (side dish), with drinks as an otsumami (snack), as an accompaniment to or garnish for meals, and as a course in the kaiseki portion of a Japanese tea ceremony. Tsukemono are also known as konomono, oshinko or okoko, all translated as "fragrant dish" in Japanese.

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