Tonburi seeds of cypress tree Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

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Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

Tonburi is the term used to describe the dried seeds of a cyprus tree that grows in China and Japan. The seeds can be cooked until soft where they take on a similar texture to caviar and can be used in a similar way.
It is sometimes used at Tetsuya's restaurant in Sydney to enhance seafood dishes.
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