I didn’t think Shakey’s could top the
red bean, marshmallow and squash dessert pizza, but their winter specials just might surpass that creation for sheer originality. When the most ordinary offering among them is called “Roast Chicken & Pineapple,” you know you’re in for some culinary surprises.
This creation features burdock root and seaweed. If you’ve ever seen burdock root (known here as gobo) you’ll wonder who was the first desperate person who thought it might be edible. The long, straight, stick-like roots are so tough they need to be cooked twice if you don’t want to be chewing them until next year.
Yes, that’s cod roe mayonnaise decoratively squeezed over the potatoes on this one.
Would you like your spaghetti with cod roe, squid and seaweed or with leafy greens, ham and white sauce? •
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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had