On Fri, 6 Mar 1998, Tresa Ballard (202) 434-6715 wrote:
> I just have a few questions. Where can I find vegetarian oyster sauce? In
> what type of store should I be looking?
I found my veggie oyster sauce at the local Chinese grocery store. If I
could find veggie fish sauce, I would be completely happy.
Speaking of Chinese grocery stores, someone else had a question about the
dried mushrooms they saw there. I'd always thought that these were
shitakes, though I don't know what the technical difference between those
and Chinese black mushrooms is. When rehydrated, they look like shitakes
to me. They are _dramatically_ cheaper than the pre-packaged gourmet
packs of dried mushrooms. I think the gourmet packages are over-priced
because they know they're marketing to yuppies. That's why I love my
Chinese grocery store--plus the woman who runs it is the nicest person
I've ever met. I only go in about 4 times a year and she still knows who
I am and let me take home a bottle of sake on credit when I didn't have
enough cash with me.
Susan "No connection to the Silver Wok, just a satisfied customer" Lehman