I was just thinking about this sandwich I had last year back in April, the first time I went to visit my fiance’s parents in Japan. I’d never had this mild, slightly salty, pickled mustard green before.
If you’ve never had (or heard of, like me) takana-zuke [高菜漬け], do yourself a favor and try to find it at your local Asian grocery ASAP. I put it on bread with some vegan mayo on top and threw it in a toaster oven. I couldn’t believe how perfect the combination of salty, creamy, and crispy was. I’ve been thinking about what to add to upgrade it into a full fledged sandwich and will try a couple different things when we head back to Tokyo next month.