Shizuoka Prefecture is increasingly becoming renown all over Japan for its organic (biological/macrobiotic) vegetables and it has become a mind-boggling business to keep track of them all!
To (pleasingly) compound the problem, Shizuoka is the mildest area in Japan after Okinawa, with the direct consequence of yearlong uninterrupted culture.
For example, Shizuoka Prefecture produces half of all celery and Chinese leaf vegetables grown in this country. It is also the first to put out delicious white or yellow winter onions on the markets.

Uzu Izakaya in Shizuoka City is always on the look-out for new vegetables (we are planning to visit an upriver market next month together!), especially organic ones.
This particular way of serving organic vegetables steamed for an unadulterated tasting is their trademark.

I’m no vegan or vegetarian, but I can assure you I won’t let such a dish away from me!

The picture above was taken last night during that memorable dinner at Uzu.
All vegetables are grown organically in Shizuoka Prefecture: carrot, white, red and green daikon, white-fleshed and purple-fleshed sweet potatoes. Don’t you think they look like fruits?

Barnyakauda Sauce

Uzu prepare and sell their own dressing/sauce for such steamed vegetables, although it is not vegan or vegetarian.
As an alternative, vegans and vegetarians could experiment with a sauce/dressing based on soy milk and curry seasoning!

UZU
Shizuoka City, Otowa-cho, 3-18
Tel.: 054-249-6262
Business hours: 17:00=23:00
Closed on Mondays and first Tuesday
Reservations recommended
Credit cards OK
HOMEPAGE (Japanese, but have a look at the pics!)

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