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What's "ferny vegetable" and where do I get it?

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What's "ferny vegetable" and where do I get it?

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Warthog | | Dec 3, 2007 08:34 AM

Last week, I had the pleasure of eating China Star's "shredded pork with ferny vegetable". It's a fabulous dish, and much of the attraction is the flavor of the "ferny vegetable". I'd love to experiment a bit with this ingredient at home, but there's one problem - I have no idea what it is! I've looked through all my references on translation of Chinese ingredients, and I can find no clues. I don't recall seeing this item in any of the local Asian supermarkets - though I admit that I haven't looked since tasting and seeing the ingredient.

Anybody have any clues as to what other names one might find "ferny vegetable" sold under, or any places locally that you know have it?

Thanks!

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