Note: These recipes have been adapted from 'Nobu: The Cookbook' by Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. Copyright 2001 by Nobuyuki Matsuhisa. Reprinted by permission of Kodansha International and Kodansha America, Inc.
Prepare an ice bath. Using a Japanese mandoline, very thinly slice vegetables directly into ice bath. Let stand until vegetables begin to curl, about 15 minutes. Drain well.