Scallion, also known as green onion or spring onion, are one of the most popular ingredients in Asian cuisine. These alliums have a refreshingly vibrant flavor and mellow sweetness that pairs well with a wide variety of foods. Scallions are ubiquitous in Asian cuisine as an aromatic, vegetable, and garnish.
Uses: Scallions pair exceptionally well with ginger or garlic. They can be used cooked or raw to great effect. Raw sliced scallions can be washed in several changes of cold water to mellow out their flavor. This is a popular technique for making raw scallion garnishes more palatable for ramen and sushi.