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Aug 11, 2006 03:52 AM

baby corn

You know the stuff in the can, or maybe the freezer? Can you get this stuff fresh? Is it really young corn or is it its own thing? Is it hard to grow?

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  1. They are odd varieties of corn. Commonly called "Baby Asian" or "Baby Corn". They are harvested very young. I have never seem them in stores or farmer's markets. They are available fresh but mostly wholesale to restaurants. Just like canned, they are eaten whole.

    1. A vendor at our market is selling baby corn this year. I haven't tried it yet, but it's extremely cute in its little husk, waving its tiny silk top.

      1. In Thailand, baby corn is amazing. It takes just like corn. And that's what makes it a bit silly to import canned product. Attention Thai restaurants: if you want to add a taste of corn, why not just use very good sweet corn since that's what we do best in the U.S.?? Oh, sorry, I guess it wouldn't be "authentic." Never mind.