Lily Bulbs Westerners Plant Them, The Chinese Eat Them Red lily bulb Cook
Lily Bulbs Westerners Plant Them, The Chinese Eat Them Red lily bulb Cook
I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since my last post! I’d just completed a major system development project for a client at work. The delivery of this system had taken over my entire attention. Perhaps some of the technologist readers out there might sympathize with me and I ask for your forgiveness. As soon as the project was over I went to Chinatown and was excited to find edible lily bulbs in season. I was itching to get back to my kitchen. I’ve only had lily bulbs in soups and dessert soups, so this is new to me! Will have to keep my eyes peeled for some in Chinatown.
You may not know this but lily bulbs are widely cultivated for food in Asia especially in China, Korea and Japan. In China they are grown in both the northern and central regions. Although there are many species of lily with edible bulbs, the ones most commonly grown for food in China are Lilium brownii, Lilium dauricum and Lilium pumilum. Specifically bulbs from Lilium brownii , which has beautiful white trumpet shaped flowers, are the ones usually available in the markets. For years only the dried bulb sections were available from China. But now in Chinatown you can obtain fresh lily bulbs in season from spring through late summer. They come vacuum-sealed in plastic and can be kept fresh unopened for a few weeks in the refrigerator. Great Idea! I have a wholesale Plant Nursery & farm and will be growing these lillies to sell at the Markets and throughout Australia I will enjoy promoting an old traditional asian food and introduce to western culture as “flower to food” thankyou again ???? hey stop eating the flowers! Looks and sounds delicious as usual – when are we going on our shopping trip? Subscribe to our newsletter and be informed of what's going on with events and accouncements from Red Cook. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy. why is the fresh lily bulb so bitter ? It was given by a china relative. Thank you for singing the virtues of the lily bulb! Just made a soup of silkie chicken and lily bulb…rich and delish! Widely grown along the Yangtze River and its delta region, lily bulbs are used frequently in the local cooking of Shanghai, which is right in the center of the delta region. It was there that I first discovered fresh lily bulbs in a stir-fry dish with celery. A light and yet flavorful dish with a hint of flowery fragrance. Here I’d like to introduce you to Stir-fry Lily Bulbs and Celery. lily bulb I hope you enjoy this dish as much as I did. In addition to being used as a food item, lily bulbs have many medicinal uses. Most commonly they are used as an ingredient to make expectorant, which can help relieve symptoms of coughing, asthma or lung congestion. Lily is also good for your lungs. I have COPD and I was told by my Chinese doctor to eat a lot of lily and fungus. Vivienne, I live in Germany and I’m trying to find a source for Lilium brownii bulbs to plant in my allotment garden. Have you been able to find a source for the bulbs yet? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed . We’ve never tried cooking with them before. And I do definitely need a lot of yin. Will try one of these days. Had this in the Hard Wok Cafe in Liverpool last night and very nice too. Despite its title the Cafe is very authentic and well worth a visit if you are in Liverpool. Will definitely try this recipe though I guess fresh ones will be hard to find at the moment. Lily bulbs are white skinless ball shaped corms, which contain starchy scale like sections. They have a slightly perfumed smell, crunchy texture and refreshingly sweet taste. The Chinese use them in cold dishes, stir-fries and soups. They are considered yin in character and have a cooling effect to the body, thus making them ideal for summer consumption. Lily Bulbs Westerners Plant Them, The Chinese Eat Them Red lily bulb Cook
Lily Bulbs Westerners Plant Them, The Chinese Eat Them Red lily bulb Cook
there’s a dish that’s like this but has smoked bacon and fried bread in it….. really good. Thanks for the info. I had these for the first time in China a couple of years ago. We were there in summer and it seemed lily bulbs were served everywhere we went. They are texturally interesting and easy to make! I’ll have to look around to see if they are sold on the west coast. Fresh lily bulbs can be found in Hong Kong Supermarket on Hester Street at the corner of Elizabeth in NYC Chinatown, or at the produce market at 139 Mott Street. They are in season about now and throughout the summer. They are sold vacuum packed in clear plastic wrapper. lily chee nationality