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Apr 27, 2007 06:24 AM

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

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?

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  1. 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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    1. re: Ida Red

      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.

    2. 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.