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How To Julienne Leeks (Shiraga Negi)

Course: How to
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: green onion, negi
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Author: Nami

Here is the simple instruction on how to julienne leeks or Negi (Japanese long green onion) into Shiraga Negi (white thin strips) for garnishing.




  1. Cut off the green part. We will only need white part for Shiraga Negi. Cut the white part into 2 to 1 ½ inch pieces.

    Shiraga Negi 1
  2. For white parts, make an incision lengthwise and remove the soft green core. Keep all the green part for other cooking.

    Shiraga Negi 2
  3. Open up and stack the white part of negi.

    Shiraga Negi 3
  4. Cut the white part thinly into thin julienned strips.

  5. Soak in cold water for 10 minutes to remove bitterness and drain well. Put it in an air-tight container or cover with plastic wrap. We use Shiraga Negi to garnish Chashu, Kakuni, etc.

    Shiraga Negi 5

Recipe Notes

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