I was eating at a Korean barbecue with some business associates in Tokyo (apparently KBBQ is very popular there).
Among the things we grilled was tongue. Nice. The hostess brought out two special condiments (I think they were meant to be specific to the tongue and not the other meats). One was a little dish of sauce, which I think was a combination of lemon and sesame oil or something.
The other was a shredded vegetable looking substance (whitish green, finely chopped). They told us to eat it with the cooked tongue and dip in the lemon sauce.
Language barriers prevented me from figuring out what the shredded veg. was. Our hostess had forgotten the Japanese word for it, but said she had heard Australians refer to it as “leesh.” I asked her if she meant “leeks” but she insisted they’d spelled it for her, and it was “leesh.”
Whatever. Are there any proprietors, students, or habitues of Korean barbecue (as served in Japan) who can enlighten me on this “leesh” and what it is? If not, I will fall back on assuming it is something like shredded scallion as oriental cuisine seems fond of scallions, but I’d like to know for sure.