asian vegetables

Bamboo Shoots

Bamboo shoots are the young, sprouting stems of a bamboo plant. In most groceries, you can find canned bamboo shoots, which have been peeled and cut into strips. If you want fresh bamboo shoots, look at a Chinese grocery store or gourmet market. They often carry fresh, whole bamboo shoots, which are cone-shaped, and about 4-5 inches long. Fresh shoots are a good source of thiamin, vitamin … [Read more...]

Water Chestnuts

Water chestnuts are native to China and widely cultivated in paddy fields in southern China and parts of the Philippines. The small, rounded corms have a crispy white flesh and can be eaten raw, slightly boiled, grilled, pickled, or tinned. They can also be ground into a flour form used for making water chestnut cake, which is common in dim sum cuisine. Water chestnuts are unusual as they … [Read more...]

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