Im sure there is a thread on ID'g Chinese / oriental products but I could not find it.
there is a new and nice Oriental market near me. Chinese +++ thai , indian , japanese. its tied to a decent Chinese take out.
decent prices much easier to get to than Chinatown etc.
I was looking for ' Tree Ears ' that one might use in Hot&Sour soup.
this market had this item :
which I got , they told me it comes Korea . no matter its thinnish and crinkly
they had another dried item that was sliced very thin , dried, that came from China. they liked this item better.
they did not understand the English ' Wood Ears ' no matter. Im not looking for ' authenticity ' per se
are these Wood Ears or somethings similar ?