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Pea shoots/dou miao

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Pea shoots/dou miao

Sirina | Nov 8, 2000 11:06 AM

I am writing a freelance article about dou miao, a Chinese vegetable which could also be called pea shoots or pea greens.

If anyone can help me on the following points, I'd appreciate an e-mail:

1) there are "big" pea shoots and "small" ones. I think the big ones come from the actual pea-in-the pod plant. I have been told that the small ones are a different plant -- but which?

2) where and how has anyone eaten/bought them? I know they are available in Manhattan, California, and Rockville (Maryland), but usually only by request or reading the Chinese menu.

Thanks!

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