How Should I Use This Pink Japanese Rock Salt?

published Jul 1, 2009
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Earlier this week I reported on my visit to a depachika (or basement gourmet food hall) in a Tokyo department store. While I was there, I impulsively picked up a small, edible souvenir: a lump of pink rock salt.

But now that I’m home, I’m unsure of the best way to enjoy this tiny treasure. I’m wondering if there are any readers out there who might offer some advice…

You’ll see by the top picture that it’s a smallish nugget, a little bigger than a grape, but something short of an apricot. It’s tinted a rich, salmon-y pink…

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

The salt comes packaged with its own fine-toothed stainless steel grater.

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Good for for finishing summer salads maybe? What do you think?

(Images: Nora Maynard)

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