[Sca-cooks] English word for Chinese vegetable/herb
Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius
adamantius1 at verizon.net
Wed Jul 23 07:51:28 PDT 2008
On Jul 23, 2008, at 10:41 AM, Sharon Gordon wrote:
> I am looking for the English word for a Chinese vegetable or herb.
> It's low
> growing with small leaves. It's usually eaten in the spring. A
> stem of it
> is similar in size to a stem of one of the smaller leafed basils
> such as
> lemon basil, but the stem is more slender and more round. Stem and
> are a dark green.
> In Mandarin the name of the plant sounds sort of like
> My-ah-lie or My-yuh-lie
> Any ideas for the English or Latin name?
This isn't ringing a bell for me...
Maybe it's among the plants listed here?:
Is it a flavoring herb, or eaten as a vegetable? Can you compare it to
"Most men worry about their own bellies, and other people's souls,
when we all ought to worry about our own souls, and other people's
-- Rabbi Israel Salanter
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