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Name this vegetable

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Had a couple of fantastic meals at a raw food place here in Reno called Rawr. As I said in my review, the food is so good I even liked the vegan food.

I guess I could ask the chef this question the next time I go in, but look at the black things on the top of this dish.
http://www.chow.com/photos/969111

The best guess of a dining companion is that it is fennel. Tastes better than any fennel I've tasted before. Any other guesses?

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  1. Doesn't look like fennel to me. From here they look like sprouted black lentils, but it seems unlikely that those would be confused with fennel.

    1. Lentils seem like a much better guess - do you remember the texture/mouth feel?

      1. I'd go with the lentil guesses. Lentils are very often cooked with fennel.

        1. http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/rawr-r...
          First item on the menu, "Trumpet mushroom "scallops" on couscous, harissa, curry spotted lentil"
          That would be my guess.

          1. I may have misheard lentils as fennel or misremembered it. There was plenty of wine consumed. ;-)
            Thanks for your help.

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            1. re: SteveTimko

              Fennel seed or ground fennel could have been used as a seasoning in the dish.

            2. Black ("caviar") lentils would be my guess.