Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

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Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

Postby BlackAdder » 25 Nov 2009, 11:55

Anyone seen these in Taiwan....or can suggest similar substitutes?

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Re: Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

Postby cfimages » 25 Nov 2009, 12:08

I second that. They're one of my favorite salad vegetables.
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Re: Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

Postby sandman » 25 Nov 2009, 12:14

I love those things. I've had them on a FEW occasions here only, though. Always from a roadside vendor -- those guys with the wee plastic baskets of produce from their little plots -- never from a commercial source. Its a real pity.
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Re: Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

Postby cranky laowai » 25 Nov 2009, 13:04

The Liberty Times had an article last week about a couple in Yangmei, Taoyuan County, who raise organic vegetables, including "yīngtáo luóbo" (which I think are radishes).
Fūqī tóngxīn -- yīngtáo luóbo qìsè hǎo

It says they sell them to supermarkets, such as the one in Shin Kong Mitsukoshi.
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Re: Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

Postby teggs » 25 Nov 2009, 14:10

I used to grow them in my little vege patch when I was a kid. They're really easy to grow ... you just scatter the seeds on the ground!
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Re: Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

Postby BlackAdder » 25 Nov 2009, 19:14

Thanks people,

Cranky - that's a helpful lead and much appreciated.

Sandman - I live in your neck of the woods. How about we give each other a shout if we see them around.
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Re: Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

Postby sandman » 25 Nov 2009, 19:37

BlackAdder wrote:Thanks people,

Cranky - that's a helpful lead and much appreciated.

Sandman - I live in your neck of the woods. How about we give each other a shout if we see them around.

I'm good for scoping the sellers on both sides of the footbridge. If I see any I'll get some extra, stick 'em in the fridge and let you know. Don't hold your breath though -- I haven't seen them there for a couple of years.
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Re: Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

Postby TheLostSwede » 27 Nov 2009, 17:33

I'm sure I saw some in Jasons recently, but they weren't cheap.
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Re: Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

Postby cranky laowai » 26 Jan 2010, 12:56

I just saw a stand in Miaoli County with someone selling radishes -- organic, I think. NT$50 per bunch.

Ms. Zhang, the woman running the stand, said she could mail these. So if anyone really, really wants some radishes they could probably work something out with her. Tel. 0931-497-392. I didn't get the impression she speaks any English.
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Re: Red Radishes. The small round spicy ones you put in salad

Postby Dragonbones » 26 Jan 2010, 13:03

I'm growing them on my balcony, along with daikons and carrots. I just toss some seeds in the same pots that grew the summer crops. They seem to be doing well so far, despite the cold and damp.
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