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Pea leaves the same as snow pea leaves?

lulumoolah Nov 6, 2011 08:27 AM

Hi, I was recently in Chinatown and saw pea leaves for sale. I wondered if this was the same as snow pea leaves or another pea variety. Because it was bagged, I couldn't get a good luck, though I admit I wouldn't know an uncooked snow pea leaf from spinach.

  1. Chemicalkinetics Nov 6, 2011 08:36 AM

    There are two kinds of so called pea leaves, but since you post in the Manhattan section, you must live in the Northeast. In the NE, you will only see the big leaves kind, like:


    In answering your question, yes, they are snow pea shoots. Whenever the Chinese supermarket or Chinatown sells 豆苗, it must be snow pea shoots.

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    1. re: Chemicalkinetics
      lulumoolah Nov 6, 2011 08:48 AM

      Great. Thanks!

    2. l
      lulumoolah Nov 6, 2011 08:28 AM

      Sorry meant to write "get a good look" instead of "get a good luck".

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