Spicy, sweet, briny, and bright — people are just fanatical about pickled ginger. I have a friend who chooses a sushi restaurant based on how much she likes their gari (the pink pickled ginger we associate with sushi). The store and restaurant-bought versions are great in their own right, but you might be surprised to learn how easy and inexpensive it is to make your own pickled ginger at home.
DIY Pickled Ginger | Pickled ginger is a classic condiment served with sushi. Thin slices of ginger are pickled in a vinegar and sugar solution until the flesh becomes tender. It is typically eaten between sushi dishes to cleanse the palette. You will usually find ginger in pink (usually because of added coloring) or a pale yellow. This is a great DIY project to do at home especially if you are making your own sushi. - Foodista.com