TOMATO, CORN and WAKAMÉ
This combination of land and sea veggies makes a terrific salad, a summertime favorite in Japan.
Here is a primer on using fresh and/or dried calcium-rich wakamé (Undaria pinnatifida; a type of algae). DOWNLOAD Anatomy of Wakamé.
TOMATO, TŌFU, OKRA, BONITO FLAKES and NORI
In Japan, tomatoes are often paired with tōfu in a dish known as hiya yakko.
Bonito flakes (katsuo-bushi also known as okaka) are often used to garnish fresh or briefly blanched vegetables. The fish flakes will be more smoky-aromatic if roasted in a dry skillet before crushing them.
Use this post devoted to okra to help you prepare it well.