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Re: [Aroid-l] Iron Chef - Konnyaku

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Iron Chef - Konnyaku
  • From: piaba piabinha@yahoo.com
  • Date: Sun, 20 Nov 2005 12:51:58 -0800 (PST)

--- Don Martinson <llmen@wi.rr.com> wrote:
> >   It was the texture that, well, grossed me out. 
> It was like 
> >chewing on a big piece of gristle and seemed to get
> bigger with 
> >every chew!
> As some may recall, there was a candy product which
> contained this 
> stuff and was ultimately banned because of a choke
> hazzard in young 
> children - the stuff wouldn't dissolve!

that is not accurate.  the choking hazzard was due to
the size of the candy, which is offered in small cups
of fruit-flavored jelly.

you infidels don't know what's good for you.  konnyaku
is quite tasty, but then i'm used to it...  for
example, sliced and sauteed in a curry sauce with
other vegetables.  as noted, it's a starch and usually
made into bricks, but can also be made into noodles. 
there's a restaurant in NY's chinatown that
specializes in konnyaku noodles soups.  often referred
to as simply "yam," which is unfort. not accurate.

i have not tasted paeoniifolius though... i wonder how
it tastes different.

tsuh yang

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