Using chopsticks, we picked the crunchy pieces of aromatic pickled ginger that accompanied the California style sushi. Derived from the Indian Sanskrit word, ‘shringavera”, ginger is popular throughout the world. Traditionally used as a remedy for stomach ailments by Asians, its flavor and color varies depending on its origins, maturity and processing. It is sold as fresh, dried, preserved or crystallized. Cochin, Chinese, Jamaican or Japanese ginger, provides a sweet spicy and pungent note to South Asian curries and teas, Scandinavian cookies and cakes, Chinese congee and stir-fries, Southeast Asian laksas and desserts, and Caribbean ginger beer.