[Sca-cooks] Aftermath of a Visit to an Oriental Market

Martin G. Diehl mdiehl at nac.net
Sun Feb 15 07:42:13 PST 2009

Daniel & Elizabeth Phelps wrote:
> Took a look at the image... can identify roughly half of the items, if 
> only by thier labels in English.  Figured the jar on the top left was 
> probably Hosin Sauce, the one on the right a red pepper sauce but the 
> green sauce in the middle I could not guess at.  So... please give us a 
> list identifing the items by thier place in the image.


Top Row ...

Hot Black Bean;
seasoned sesame seed - horseradish;
Hunan chili paste;

Middle Row ...

Rice flour;
Knorr Extra Hot & Sour soup mix;
Black fungus (might be called Mo Er);
Knorr Hot & Sour soup mix;
Water chestnut flour.

Bottom Row ...

Sesame seeds - White;
White peppercorns;
Dried Prickly Ash (Szechuan Peppercorns);
Dried Chillis;
Dried Star Anise;
Sesame seeds - Black.

I might go back and exchange the black and white sesame
seeds for packaging like the wasabi sesame seeds
-- those are in a sprinkle/shaker dispensing jar. Just
a little more expensive, but more convenient to use.

Fun! ... right?

BTW, some details about the camera and the image ...

The camera is a new (new to me) Kodak Z1015 IS
(10 MP, 15X optical and can shoot HD video at 720p)

I shot this hand held without any special lighting in a bit
of a rush ... but might reshoot with tripod and more diffuse
light source (or other effort) to kill the reflections.

p.s. one of the packages was upside down ... which one???

> Daniel
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Martin G. Diehl" <mdiehl at nac.net>
> To: "Cooks within the SCA" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Cc: <lilinah at earthlink.net>; <chawkswrth at aol.com>
> Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 7:56 AM
> Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] Aftermath of a Visit to an Oriental Market
>> Martin G. Diehl wrote:
>>> Aftermath of a Visit to an Oriental Market,
>> http://users.nac.net/mdiehl/oriental/100_0314c1.jpg
>>> I went out to get Szechuan Peppercorns ... That was all ... honest!
>>> Of course, I found a few other items my pantry needed.
>> I uploaded the image to a different site.  Thanks for viewing.


Martin G. Diehl

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