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Odd looking vegetable in Chinatown

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Nywoman Oct 6, 2009 01:17 PM

I bought something that looks like a handlbar moustache in Chinatown. It is black and very hard shelled. What is it and how do you cook and eat it?

 
  1. Paulustrious Oct 7, 2009 03:32 PM

    I though it was a either a false moustache or a petrified bat. One lives and learns.

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      Diatrive Oct 6, 2009 02:11 PM

      Looks to be a Water Caltrop. Serendipity as I just had read this blog entry last night or never would have known.

      http://blog.elementsprinceton.com/?p=689

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      1. re: Diatrive
        DallasDude Oct 6, 2009 02:26 PM

        Form of a water chestnut. See growing on vine in my picture attached.

         
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