Pickles with the refreshing taste of umeboshi (salt-cured plums) and shiso. Serve chilled. You can even drink up the juice!
I like to eat the tomatoes as an appetizer. Umeboshi gives this a delightfully refreshing taste.
Depending on the saltiness of the umeboshi, add salt or soy sauce to taste.Try this recipe with cherry tomatoes or regular-sized tomatoes.Substitute the dashi for mentsuyu if you like.The soup also goes well with somen (thin wheat) noodles. Top with wakame or sliced okra!
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