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I bought a yam bean the other day. Helpfully marked as "water chestnut", which it most definitely wasn't (this much I knew). I have now identified what it is -- yam bean -- but would like to know what things people do to it (other than shred it and fill spring rolls with it). It's also called, I believe, kuzu-imo (Japanese), and cu san (Vietnamese).

-- lamington a.k.a. Duncan Markham

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Peel, slice, spread with hoisin sauce and topped with crushed peanuts as a snack.

Shredded and stir-fried with with shredded carrots, thinly sliced french beans, pork and dried cuttlefish (known as "jeu hoo char") - it's similar to spring roll stuffing but is eaten with rice. It's also served in little wafer cups served with a chilli sauce - "pai tee".

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Just what is a yam bean? Could you please describe it a little?

since my last post, I've discovered it's also known as jicama or Mexican turnip. I'm including a photo of a small one.

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-- lamington a.k.a. Duncan Markham

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