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bluesman13

Looking for red ginger threads in syrup (Meechun Canning Company)

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Hello there,

I have a recipe that I started making again. It's Chinese Chicken Salad and uses red ginger threads in syrup as an ingredient in the recipe (the ginger and the syrup). If you're familiar with the restaurant Chin Chin in Los Angeles, they uses this ingredient in their version as well. In any case, I am unable to locate it anywhere. I used to find it in any Chinese Supermarket in LA, but not now.  Anyone have a clue where I can find it, and why it has mysteriously disappeared? (I had a theory that red dye was used to make the ginger red and they ran into trouble with the FDA, but that's just my own theory).  thanks! While it may be tempted to recommend ginger in brine or such, this is not the same thing :-) (see pic for the one I seek).

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Photo from web site WaiYeeHong.com


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Have you checked with See's Market in Visalia?  They're out on Ben Maddox Way, just a little south of Houston Avenue, or they were the last time I visited.  They had an amazing selection of Oriental foods and might be able to tell you whether they can get this for you. The Mee Chun Canning Company that makes this still seems to offer it - but you're right that the Red Food Dye #2 might be a problem in this country.

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If thats the place I'm thinking of, it's closed - but there is a good Asian market right down the street from me but nothing.  I even looked the last time I was in LA and couldn't find it. 

 

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so good news - I found an online website in Austrailia that sells this product for 5 US dollars a bottle.  Bad news - the postage is $40!

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Welcome back, sir - and thanks for sharing your find!

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