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Help ID a root veg from Korean market

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Help ID a root veg from Korean market

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seamunky | | Jan 25, 2013 02:14 PM

Hi

I just got back from a Korean market where the lady behind was purchasing two root vegetables. They were extremely long (about 2 feet) and completely straight about an inch in diameter at the top and tapering to a point. It had a light brown skin like jicama or ginger. She did not know the name but said that it is crunchy. Sorry I do not have a photo.

Do you know what it is and how it is prepared? Would it make a good substitute for water chestnuts if chopped into discs?

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