Walking home yesterday I saw these on display in one of the many Asian grocery stores along Grand street. The older Chinese women spoke not a lick of English so asking her: what these are called? Wasn’t a terribly successful strategy.
Sometimes I really wish I spoke Mandarin and Cantonese so I could better negotiate the Asian food markets of New York’s Chinatown.
I was hoping one of the other vendors would be selling these strange and exotic vegetables and I could ask them, alas she was the one person who had them.
Mr Google has let me down. In the past 45 minutes I’ve looked at dozens of exotic and Asian vegetable sites and had no luck. I did however find some very interesting sites like this one.
Anyone out there know what they are?