Can You Identify This Chinese Mystery Ingredient?

Can You Identify This Chinese Mystery Ingredient?

Faith Durand
Aug 26, 2009
Q: Our summer subletters recently vacated our apartment to return to China and left this jar of mystery food behind. They are a little fuzzy looking.

What are they? And how do I use them?

Sent by Meredith

Editor: Meredith, we don't know what these are either! We've seen similar products in Chinese groceries — perhaps dried fruit or olives of some sort? We're sure that one of our readers will be able to tell you.

Does anyone know what these are, and if so, what do you use them for?

Related: What Is This Mystery Fruit?

(Image: Meredith, via email)

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