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Hong Kong Palace - CUKE in the stir-fry???


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Hong Kong Palace - CUKE in the stir-fry???

wayne keyser | Aug 6, 2007 09:01 AM

Their wonderful plate of Chicken in Hot Garlic Sauce (Chinese menu version, of course) has three vegetables: the wonderful large tree-ear fungus, the fresh red peppers, and … what?

Flat, cut from something with green skin, almost neutral flavor, and of course perfectly cooked … I asked and was told 'cucumber.' Tasted again and, yeah, cucumber!

I've never had cooked cucumber (other than pickles, and I had to think about that, but yeah they're cooked in many pickles) - is this authentic? Are these Asian cucumbers? Are these gonna be the new sub for diced broccoli stems (which I also love)???

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