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radish pie

ErstwhileEditor | Apr 27, 2003 07:12 AM

Many years ago (in the early to mid-70s), I used to get radish pies at Shanghai (not yet NEW Shanghai) in Chinatown. Since many of you will not know what these are, I will say they are shredded daikon, with bits of Chinese bacon/sausage, incased in a very fine pastry shell (in Shanghai's case, it was almost like a puff pastry). The only place that I have been able to get anything resembling them, even though the pastry is not the same at all, is Peking Garden in Lexington. Now I have heard through the grapevine that this restaurant has been sold and will be replaced by an Italian restaurant. (How unthrilling. And, BTW, the staff does not know this....) Anyway, does any Chinese restaurant in Boston, Cambridge, Brookline, or the 'burbs have a radish (daikon/turnip) pie? Or am I gonna have to tackle these myself if I ever want to taste these delights again? The frozen ones, which I did find at Super 88, are hideous.

Thanks,

ErstwhileEditor

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