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Crispy Chinese jerky

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Crispy Chinese jerky

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NancyC | | Dec 29, 2006 04:48 PM

I was thinking about taking my half-day to wander various Chinatown jerky shops, but seeing how many there are and knowing I really have other things to be taking care of at home, I thought maybe I'd just post here and do the jerky shopping another time.

I'm wondering if anyone has ever seen in the jerky shops a SUPERTHIN (think potato chips) jerky, light and crispy. I recently had some in Taiwan that was just about the most delicious thing I've ever tasted (that morning). It was so thin it was slightly translucent, dotted with black sesame and almonds so it was also sweet. Very delicate and easily crushed. Shamefully, I do not read Chinese but I did not see the character for "beef" on there, it might have been pork.

This addictive flavor also came in a slightly thicker, chewier version, which is still unlike what I think of "American jerky", it's pretty smooth-textured and not QUITE as chewy as the usual stuff. That would be fine too...I love the almond/black sesame flavor in general but the superthin variety was just amazing.

Or would I have better luck in Flushing? It's possible this is just a Taiwanese style of jerky...

Thanks for any advice...

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