What is Chow Sum?
Yesterday I was at an oriental market in New Jersey and bought a vegetable labeled " chow sum". I have no idea what it is or how to use it. It is about 18 inches long, about an inch to an inch and a quarter thick at the base and tapered to about a half inch at the top where it had been cut off. Each was one single stalk or stem and there were remnants of the leaves that had been removed from the upper part. It is definately not lemon grass. The fragrance was somewhat like pop-corn, to me anyway. I would very much like to learn more about it: what the whole plant looks like, how to prepair it for the table, and maybe how to grow it if possible. Is anyone familiar with it? I do not have a camera so I cannot post pictures.