Homemade Dried Shredded Radish 自制萝卜签/干

Radish is in season and it is only 29 cents a lb, I had to bring a few back to make dried radish/Cai Poh bee! My sun-dried radish is ready in just under two good sunny days! 


4-5 lb/ 2200-2500 gm of Radish/Daikon
2-2.5 tbsp of sea salt

4-5 磅/2200-2500 克 萝卜
2-2.5 大勺 海盐/食盐

1. Clean and peel the radishes, shred into thin strips using a shredder.

2. Sprinkled the salt and mix well, let it sit for about 5 minutes.

3. Squeeze excess water out of radishes and spread it out over baking sheet/bamboo colander.

4. Place it under sunny spot and sun dry it for 1-2 days or until it is dry. Bring the radishes indoor at night if it takes longer than 1 day to dry.

1. 萝卜洗净削皮擦丝。

2. 撒入食盐/海盐,拌匀。等五分钟后萝卜丝开始出水,挤掉水份。

3. 把萝卜丝在竹筛上铺开,摆到阳光直照的地方。

4. 暴晒1-2天至干燥即可。如果一天晒不干,晚上可以拿到屋里第二天继续晒。

I am planning to use these babies for my Chinese Steamed cake later. You can also use it to make stewed pork belly.


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Mugwort Steamed Cake 艾团/青团

Sometimes around Qing
Ming/Tomb-sweeping festival, the Chinese will collect some Chinese Mugwort (
艾草)to be hanging around the
door, which is believed to be able to chase away unwelcome energy. It is also
the main ingredient for the Chinese steamed cake Ai Tuan/Qing Tuan
(艾团/青团)eate at or around the
tomb sweeping festival.
My mom discovered a big
patch of wild mugwort in the woods near my house during her visit few years
back, she will bring back a bag full of the wild mugwort and boiled it down to
be used for bath when she was feeling under the weather.
I have been meaning to
make Qing Tuan by using the young wild mugwort nearby this year, since it is a
wild plant and I want to make sure it is 100% safe to be eaten, I have done
some research and found out that the wild mugwort near my house is the species
Artemisia vulgaris, or common mugwort.