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Dave Cook

By email, two EIT readers quickly pointed me to more information about ya cai, which is made from the stems of a variety of mustard green and requires two fermentation stages. Thanks, Anne and Steve!


Packets of this brand of ya cai are for sale at Pacific Trading in Elmhurst on Broadway (not the one near Roosevelt Avenue), on a lower shelf among the packages of pickled radishes in the packets-of-pickled-things-&-mixes aisle, toward the back end of the store -- sorry, I give cruddy directions. (The other Pacific Trading has lots of pickled radish but I couldn't find ya cai.) Now if I can find some long beans that are not too leathery ... .

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