asian food guide

This asian food guide is a work in progress, I will try to add new ingredients when ever I come across them. If anyone knows alternative names, uses, nutritional facts for these items or if my Chinese characters are incorrect please let me know because I don't speak Chinese :) Also if there is a food item that you are unsure of in the market please let me know and I will try to figure it out for you. 

Cloud Ears δΊ‘θ€³

Other names: wood ear, tree ear, black fungus, wood fungus

Cloud ear can be bought both dried and fresh.

Taste:Almost tasteless, but prized for crunchy texture.

Preparation: To prepare dried cloud ears soak in water for 30 minutes then squeeze.

Recipes: Moo shu pork

Interesting fact: May reduce LDL cholesterol and atherosclerotic plaque

Daylily ι‡‘ι’ˆ

Other names: gum jum, golden needles, yellow flower vegetable

Daylily can be bought both dried and fresh. 


Preparation: To prepare dried daylily soak in water for 30 minutes then squeeze. 

Recipes: Hot & sour soup, moo shu pork
Interesting fact: 

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