Pickled Ginger or Gari

Usually piled next to the wasabi pickled ginger is used to clean the palate between bites.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Condiments
Cuisine Japanese
Calories 12 kcal


  • veggie peeler


  • 1 lb organic ginger root larger pieces work way better
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup Sweet Rice Vinegar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • peal the ginger removing all of the skin
    1 lb organic ginger root
  • use the peeler to shave off slices of ginger and build into a pile
    1 lb organic ginger root
  • pour a generous amount of salt over the pile and mix in well. set aside for 15 minutes
    1/2 cup salt
  • bring pot of water to a boil and boil ginger for 10 minutes. strain and rinse of salty water.
  • pour vinegar, water and sugar over ginger. put into a sealed container and refrigerate. Will be ready in 30 minutes.
    1 cup Sweet Rice Vinegar, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup water