Help me out here. I purchased this unknown veggie at an Asian food store. I had very high hopes that I had discovered and found the vegetable – ramps – which I have been looking all over for. The only sign was written in Chinese and when I attempted to communicate with those who worked there, an older woman guessed it was chives. These don’t look like chives to me. I’m growing chives in a few pots on my deck and they are thin and tubular. These are much thicker and wider on the top.
To prepare what I thought might be ramps, I quickly blanched them and added a home made roasted red pepper sauce. But then we tasted it and it was weird. Exactly like eating grass. I ate one bite and was done. It did have an oniony garlicky taste but the consistency was not good. Any ideas? I had ramps, granted they were prepared at a restaurant, but they were delicious and did not resemble grass in the least. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this mystery vegetable. Until I find a well labeled bin for ramps, I’m going to restrain my search for fear of eating some other grassy-like vegetable.