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Oct 30, 2008 03:33 AM

Pickled Mustard Greens

Are pickled mustard greens available at the area Asian supermarkets?

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

    1. 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

      1. 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

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

        2. 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

            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

              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

                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.