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Where can I find Jade Celery?

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JThur01 Aug 27, 2009 11:54 PM

Hi, I'm interested in trying Jade Celery. I know enough to go to the SGV, but which restaurants can I find it at?

Any place do it better than others? (yeah, I realize how simple it is)

Any recommendations would be appreciated.

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    Jerome Aug 28, 2009 01:10 AM

    Giang Nan on Garfield (chin. de yue lou 得月樓) has cold jade celery (fei cui xi jin - 翡翠西芹).

    Ste 12
    306 N Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754-1770
    (626) 573-3421

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    1. re: Jerome
      Das Ubergeek Aug 28, 2009 08:12 AM

      Excellent suggestion. And while you're there try their chicken with chestnuts and their red-cooked tofu.

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        JThur01 Aug 28, 2009 03:11 PM

        Jerome, Das...thanks for the recommendation. Ubergeek - how is the red-cooked tofu prepared? - by that I mean what makes it "red cooked"? Sounds interesting.

        1. re: JThur01
          Das Ubergeek Aug 28, 2009 03:24 PM

          Red-cooked (紅燒, hong shao) is a term for a specific kind of Chinese preparation whereby food is cooked in a sauce made of dark soy, bean paste, and usually sugar or honey. Often the red-cook sauce is re-used, meaning that part of it goes on your dish and part of it is re-used for the next red-cook dish, which imparts an amazing deepness of flavour to it. It is extremely popular in eastern China, which is the region that Giang Nan Restaurant concentrates on.

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            Jerome Aug 28, 2009 05:02 PM

            there are also dishes called hongshao- red cooked in other chinese cuisines, e.g. cantonese, but it's a different method.

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