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Chip in some Chinese chives to add an inkling of garlic

By Joan Namkoong

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 11, 2012

~~<p>When you want a hint of garlic flavor, chives are the answer. There are two types: the thin, long, dark green chive that's hollow with a delicate flavor and the flat, narrow Chinese chive with a stronger flavor.</p>
<p>We're more used to seeing the Chinese chive, sold in bundles and often cooked like a vegetable, rather than its hollow cousin, which is used mainly as a garnish. Chinese cooks like to make steamed dumplings with Chinese chives or stir-fry it with beef; Koreans make kim chee with chives. They're often included in Vietnamese summer rolls as well.</p>
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When you want a hint of garlic flavor, chives are the answer. There are two types: the thin, long, dark green chive that's hollow with a delicate flavor and the flat, narrow Chinese chive with a stronger flavor.

We're more used to seeing the Chinese chive, sold in bundles and often cooked like a vegetable, rather than its hollow cousin, which is used mainly as a garnish. Chinese cooks like to make steamed dumplings with Chinese chives or stir-fry it with beef; Koreans make kim chee with chives. They're often included in Vietnamese summer rolls as well. Login for more...



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