About: Komatsuna (Summerfest, Japanese Mustard Spinach)

Summerfest

Komatsuna, sometimes referred to by the common varietal name Summerfest, is a mild, tender leafy Asian green. It is a brassica and is heavily consumed in Japan and Taiwan.

 

Komatsuna is delicious both raw and cooked and the slender stems maintain their crunch even after a quick sauté or blanch.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ingredients and flavors that complement komatsuna: 

  • Sesame oil and seeds
  • Peanut oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Soba noodles
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Fish sauce
  • Cilantro, mint
  • Tofu
  • Eggs
  • Rice
  • Salmon, white fish
  • Shrimp