In Japan, pickled vegetables are produced nationwide. Hiroshima's pickled Hiroshima-na is well-known along with pickled nozawa-na and pickled taka-na as one of the three most popular pickled vegetables in Japan.
Hiroshima-na is a leaf vegetable originally called kyo-na. While lightly pickled leaves are vivid green, fully pickled ones are amber in color.
Featuring a unique spicy flavor and crispy texture, pickled Hiroshima-na is reputed to be more delicious when eaten with freshly cooked rice wrapped inside it.
It is not only sold as a souvenir, but also served in some restaurants as a regular menu item.