Side Dishes for May

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Stir-Fried Carrot:  One of the popular home-cooked dish in Okinawa called Ninjin Shiri-Shiri. The name shiri-shiri comes from the sound when shredding the carrots.  Carrots are stir-fired with tuna and egg.   The dish used in this picture is made by Sumiko Miyagi, a potter from a village of pottery in Yomitanson, Okinawa.

String Beans in Black Sesame Dressing:  This is one of the popular way to cook string beans in Japanese home-style cooking.

Miso Soup:  For this month, new potatoes, season fresh onion and snow peas are cooked in the soup.