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What is fresh in Chinatown?

krunkymunky Oct 16, 2007 08:38 AM

Cooking up some chinese food tonight and want to make some fresh seasonal chinese veggies. I'll be wandering through Chinatown on my way home from work ... any tips on what vegetables are fresh and yummy right now?

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  1. DarthEater RE: krunkymunky Oct 16, 2007 11:04 AM

    Everything is good cause the weather is good.

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      krunkymunky RE: krunkymunky Oct 17, 2007 08:12 AM

      just as a follow up in case anyone is interested. stopping by the groceries on east broadway yesterday, the hollow stemmed vegetables were pretty popular amongst those that appeared to know. stir-fried last night with some garlic and ginger was pretty tasty.

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        Judyluvs RE: krunkymunky Oct 17, 2007 11:35 AM

        Hollow stems? It probably was water spinach. Usually I stir-fry it until tender with oil, crushed garlic cloves, salt and many cubes of Chinese fermented bean paste. The bean paste is an acquired taste of course.

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          krunkymunky RE: Judyluvs Oct 18, 2007 11:42 AM

          is that what it's called? i thought it was just called "hollow stemmed vegetable"

          the bean paste sounds like a good idea. i'll try it next time, thanks! :)

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