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Please help me I.D. this herb (moved from Home Cooking)

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amp156 Apr 27, 2007 06:24 AM

I bought it at a Thai/Indonesian market. It has stems similar to basil, but the top looks like a very long piece of grass. It has a chive and garlic flavor. Anyone know what this is?
Thanks

  1. Regan B Apr 27, 2007 09:35 AM

    Are they pictured here?
    http://www.chow.com/ingredients/160

    1. Spoonula Apr 27, 2007 06:42 AM

      I'm with Ida Red - could be Chinese chives better known as garlic chives or gau choy. Sort of looks like green onions? although I'm stumped too on the basil-like stem. It should have more of a garlic flavor rather than onion. This is excellent in stir-fry.

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        Ida Red Apr 27, 2007 06:30 AM

        I think it is Chinesse Chives... are the blade really wide?
        I don't know though, Chineese Chives (is there a more correct term?) don't really have a basil-like stem....

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          amp156 Apr 27, 2007 06:33 AM

          I'm sitting at work, so maybe I'm remembering the stems wrong, but they were unremarkable. The blades were not very wide, I'm guessing 1cm.

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