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Where to Find a Guide to Chinatown Market Ingrediants

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Hey there,

I've always wanted to buy from the barrels of ingrediants in Chinatown but I have no idea what the ingrediants are or what I would use them in. I am looking for a guide that would help me identify the different ingrediants. Does anyone know of something/somplace that offers this information?

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  1. Are you talking about the medicinal herbs? I would find/make/bring a friend who speaks and reads Chinese.

    1. One of Bruce Cost's book, Asian Ingredients, is good to bring along...

      http://www.amazon.com/Asian-Ingredien...

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      1. re: mitchleeny

        Thank you! This is just what I was looking for! I've ordered it and can't wait to read. :-)