How does shaking raw sea cucumber in a box for more than an hour, deliver a unique texture?
I don't speak any Asian language. Why shake raw sea cucumbers "in a box for more than an hour to deliver a unique texture"? What's the science behind this?
Appetizer: sea cucumber, grated turnip gelée, young spring onion (先付：生子、蕪おろしジュレ、浅月) - the raw sea cucumbers were apparently shaken in a box for more than an hour to deliver a unique texture. Japanese people do like their sea cucumber raw, but it makes for a texture that's kinda hard to bite through. The acidity from the gélée accompanied the sea cucumber well, and I did taste some kick from the kuroshichimi (黒七味) from Hararyokaku (原了郭) in Kyoto.