6/06/2008

Bettarazuke pickles

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Bettarazuke Radish Pickles

***** Location: Japan
***** Season: See below
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation




Bettarazuke (べったら漬) "sticky pickles"
is a kind of pickled daikon radish dish which is quite popular in Tokyo. This tsukemono is made by pickling daikon with sugar, salt, and sake without filtering the koji.
The name refers to the stickiness of koji leftover from the pickling process. Bettarazuke has a crisp sweet taste, almost like sweet white sake (amazake 甘酒).

Koojizuke
Pickled vegetables with malted rice. It can't be preserved for a long time.
One of the famous "koojizuke" is "Bettarazuke".


betabeta べたべた means sticky

Bettarazuke can also be made with other vegetables, sometimes cucumber slices are used.


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observance kigo for late autumn

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bettara ichi べったら市 (べったらいち)
market selling bettara pickles
asazuke ichi 浅漬市(あさづけいち) market for asazuke
asazuke
浅漬け are lightly-pickled vegetables.
October 19 and 20.

In the area of Odenma-cho and Torihatago-cho, close to Nihonbashi in Tokyo.
The freshly pickled radish of this year are sold.

The 20th of October was the day dedicated to the deity Ebisu and a market was held in his honor. Apart from Bettarazuke, salted salmon and pots were sold. But it soon changed to Asazuke and Takuanzuke as local specialities.


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HAIKU and SENRYU


雨のこるべったら市の薄れ月
ame no koro bettara ichi no usurezuki

at the time of rain
there is the bettara market
under a faint moon

anonymous

日本俳句紀行
source : NHK archives


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Related words

***** . takuanzuke 沢庵漬 (たくあんづけ)
Takuan radish pickles




***** Pickles (tsukemono) in all seasons

***** . Regional Dishes from Tokyo



***** . SAIJIKI ... OBSERVANCES, FESTIVALS
Kigo for Autumn
 


Ebisu is one of the seven gods of good luck.

. Ebisu 夷 恵比寿 恵比須 えびす、エビス


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