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Pickled Mustard Greens

janzy Oct 30, 2008 03:33 AM

Are pickled mustard greens available at the area Asian supermarkets?

  1. Food4Thought Oct 30, 2008 07:47 AM

    I've gotten them at Kam Man Marketplace in Quincy.

    1. galangatron Oct 30, 2008 09:45 AM

      most asian markets carry pickled mustard greens. usually found in the bottom bins of the condiment aisle. battambang market in lowell has really good homemade pickled mustard greens

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        9lives Oct 30, 2008 03:17 PM

        The Korean Mkt in Brookline Village has it. I haven't seen it at Chinatown's CMart; but I haven't looked for it...though I regularly buy fresh mustard greens.

        I got on a kimchee making kick last year and mustard greens were 1 my favorites.

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        1. re: 9lives
          janzy Oct 31, 2008 09:06 AM

          I bought some greens yesterday and started the pickling process myself.

        2. kobuta Oct 31, 2008 09:05 AM

          Korean picked mustard greens are quite different from the Chinese kind. If you're looking to make a very specific type of dish, best to stick with the kind the recipe calls for.

          I haven't seen fresh pickled mustard greens in the markets for a while, those those are great when they can be found. They usually sit in a barrel by the meat/fish sections.

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          1. re: kobuta
            9lives Oct 31, 2008 06:23 PM

            Thanks for the advice but I wasn't looking to make a specific dish..just one that tastes good...and if I can't find the kind that the exact kind that the"recipe" calls for, I'll improvise.

            It worked..

            1. re: 9lives
              kobuta Oct 31, 2008 06:43 PM

              I was thinking of the OP's request for pickled mustard greens, which are called "suen choi" (cantonese pronunciation) in Chinese. There are a few well known stir fry dishes using suen choi, so I was just making sure the OP isn't substituting a kimchee variation because that would yield pretty different results. The two are totally different in taste. :-/

              1. re: kobuta
                janzy Nov 1, 2008 06:51 AM

                suen choi is what I am looking for. It's for a pork belly recipe, not really a stir fry, but more like a stew. The belly cooks for a couple of hours and the greens are added at the end.

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