Liuzhou Laowai

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Friday Food 177 – Red Potato Shoots

chopsticksFriday food is a weekly article about one of the more unusual food items to be found in Liuzhou that week. This week, we are seeing red.

I was in the supermarket a while back  and became confused – not for the first, or last, time. Among the many mysterious green vegetables on offer was one whose label clearly said which is the character for red. My pique was curioused.

Closer inspection and remembering the more complicated character which denotes the humble potato led me to the full story. The final character means several things including ‘plant.’

Eat your heart out, Sherlock, I have red potato shoots (红薯苗) on my hands.

I confess, I’m not a great lover of red or any type of sweet potato (I’m not a great potato lover, at all) but I can make space for these. Usually simply stir fried with the usual suspects – garlic, chilli, ginger or in hot pots.

Less than ¥2 for a bunch (approx 400g). Next to nothing.

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