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Fruit, Vegetables and Gourds
| This page introduces one
of several new sections to our recipes section, and
deals with fruit, vegetables, and other things like
gourds. We describe each one and how it is used. Some
are simply washed and eaten, whilst others form the
basis of specific Chinese dishes.
The date is now Friday 6th August 2010, and we estimate
it will take about 6-months to complete this section.
Mushrooms and Fungi have
their own dedicated page, which you can find here
Gor or Chinese Grapefruit - A most wonderful fruit
Fa Niem - A sort
of pear or apple, or Peach?
Lin - Large prickly fruit that smell awful and taste
like bad soap!
Gnun - Beautiful small fruit similar to Lychee
Orlimons - Orange
looking lemon/limes that taste like grapefruit
Pei - A fruit similar to Long Gnun, but different
Choi - Chinese white stemmed mustard cabbage leaves
- Chinese green stemmed mustard cabbage leaves
Goh - a big green root thing
Sum - Chinese leggy broccoli
What - look like dandelion leaves
Garlic - This stuff is excellent for cooking with
Dao Gok or Long Beans
- Like a runner bean, but longer
Shei or Chinese Sweet Yam - Typical Chinese sweet
- Chicken cabbage, a tall plant like leggy brocolli
Hai Choi - bulbous
cabbage with thick leaves
Tao or Chinese Potatoe - Great vegetable used like
- Small Marrow or 'dZhit Gwa'
Ma Gwa - Chinese Cantaloupe Melon
or 'Mok Gwa' - Common Mango
Gourd - Very large gourd used mainly in Cantonese
This information is as supplied by ourselves, and ably
supported by our friends and various internet portals.