Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Day fifty-eight: Gochika / 五智果 

Torindo, ¥840/box

Yes, that's a mushroom.

From a gorgeous little shop near Ueno Park, Torindo sells three surreal selections of gochika, candied fruit and vegetables. The orange box (left) includes pear, lotus root, fig, and orange peel. The green box (right) has
celery, kumquat, carrot, shiitake, and burdock. I passed on the yellow assortment (chinese pear, eggplant, ginger, bamboo)--just too tame.

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