Taste of Spring in Land of Abundance

Authors: Go Chengdu

2017-03-30

Now, enter spring vegetables, in all their glory!

With rising temperatures and more hours of sunlight, the coming of spring sees fresh vegetables coming out to welcome the new season.

Spring


Shepherd's Purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Capsella bursa-pastoris, culled from the wild or grown in the farm, is commonly used as a vegetable in Chengdu and the surrounding areas.

Recommendation

Minced and mixed with minced meat, used as the stuffing for making dumplings

Spring Bamboo Shoots

The bamboo shoot is widely taken as a kind of vegetable in Sichuan and southern China. In Chengdu, you can find many dishes with fresh bamboo shoots, especially the fresh spring bamboo shoots.

Recommendation

Sliced bamboo shoots cooked with chicken

Chinese Chive

The Chinese Leek, also known as Chinese Chive, has a long history in Chinese kitchen. The leaves can be cooked in the stir-fries egg dishes, meat or fish dishes, or make a dish by themselves.

Recommendation

Stir-fried with eggs

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