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Asian Food Question - (Perhaps asian snack)

HelloTiffy Dec 27, 2007 10:38 AM

My mother used to get these bags of ginger snacks from chinatown, they were kind of like crystallized ginger snacks, but they don't look like any ginger snacks I see these days on websites for asian foods. They were dark reddish brown tiny strips and they kind of resembled little brown worms with crystallized sugar, I guess, for the lack of a better description. I see crystallized ginger online but its always whitish or yellowish and they are just not the same. In any event, I am not even sure the ginger was meant to be a snack but that is how my mom ate it and it would take a good while to finish the bag. Heck it may have taken years, only a little nibble every other day or so. It was really good though! I would love to buy some to remember the taste but I have gone on asian snack sites and can not find it. Any ideas?

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    Reene902 Dec 28, 2007 05:32 AM

    Are you sure it was ginger? Maybe it was candied ginseng?

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      HelloTiffy Dec 28, 2007 09:50 AM

      Thanks for the suggestion, it's possible that is what it was... However I know my mom thought it was ginger. Haha. Also, it did taste spicy like ginger. I would be willing to take a chance on ginseng but wish I could see a picture of it online.

    2. hannaone Dec 31, 2007 03:15 PM

      Do they look like the picture below?

      I found these in a local Asian market in Seattle (HT Market on North Aurora).

      If so you could look for distributors that carry Mei Yuan products.

       
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        MzCaprcorn Feb 9, 2008 12:39 PM

        Wondering if you ever found the ginger. I have been hunting for the very same thing!!!

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          itstangy Feb 11, 2008 09:51 AM

          These are actually really popular Asian snacks. It is indeed ginger. You can find these in almost all Chinatowns (NYC,SF, Toronto) at small grocery's or in supermarkets. They are yummy!

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