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What Is It Wednesday {Item Seventeen}

Last week my family and I went to several Asian markets to stock up on some of the harder to find varieties of rice that we like.

We like to shop at the Asian markets a few times a year because we can find rice and other items for a good price. We also often find things that we can not find anywhere else.

I knew the Asian market would be a good place to find new foods to try and also to use for my What Is It Wednesday posts, so I told my family to let me know if they found anything they wanted to try.

Well, this might have been the wrong thing to say to my husband. He is much more adventurous than I am when it comes to food. He found lots of things, but let’s just say I think some things are better left for others to try.

He did however find a few things that I was willing to buy.

One of the things he found was this.

Do you know what it is?

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  1. Is it sugar cane?

  2. bamboo hearts?

  3. Dawn Kemmerlin says:


  4. Is it mochi?

  5. No idea lol

  6. kristina says:


  7. Ginger?

  8. Wow…looks interesting. Sort of resembles artichoke hearts so maybe something along those lines? No clue really…lol.

  9. It sort of looks like sugar cane, but with it on the plate I think they might be too small for sugar cane.

  10. Hearts of Palm?

  11. Trista Hertel says:

    It looks like bamboo to me!

  12. I believe that is sugar cane.

  13. Marleena says:

    Hearts of Palm

  14. I know a few things it’s not, but no idea what it is!

  15. Sugarcane! I used to eat it all the time as a kid. Chop it into smaller pieces, and stick it in the refrigerator. Chew, chew, chew until all the juice/sweetness is gone then dispose of what you actually chewed.

  16. It looks like Heart of Palm to me.

  17. Melissa V says:

    It looks like bamboo to me.

  18. Kimberlie says:

    Looks like Palm Hearts to me.

  19. Hearts of palm. . . I’ve never tried it though.

  20. Looks like sugar cane to me!

  21. I have to say bamboo ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. It looks fibrous, so I’ll say sugar cane.

  23. i think it is hearts of palm, too.

  24. Lemongrass? I’ve only seen it dried, and the diameter is much smaller.

  25. Rebecca says:

    It looks like bamboo to me

  26. Pickled ginger?

  27. Elizabeth says:



  29. looks like sugar cane to me!

  30. Hearts of palm

  31. Hearts of Palm!

  32. Sugarcane! One of my favourites!

  33. Heart of Palm

  34. LINDA STOKES says:

    It does look a bit like sugar cane but it is way too small and I don’t think even mechanically it could be so neatly cut to that size. With that said, I think it has to be bamboo shoots.

  35. My guess was going to be bamboo from when I looked at the picture. I see some others guess that as well.

  36. My vote is bamboo shoots.

  37. Pickled Hearts of Palm

  38. Looks like sugar cane to me

  39. Canned sugar cane

  40. Sugar Cane?

  41. Im thinking bamboo shoots.

  42. Sugar cane

  43. Julie Huey says:

    Sugar cane.

  44. Juana Guzman says:

    It is raw sugar cane cut into pieces ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. My guess is bamboo to me!

  46. I’m going with bamboo.

  47. Sugar cane, chopped and peeled. My parents used to get this for us from the asian markets (we’re cambodian) for a nice sweet and juicy treat. I would chew, chew and chew! Love them! I want some right now!

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