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Wakame (Japanese)
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A Japanese seaweed used in salads and soups. Need only to be very briefly cooked.
Wanton Wrapper (Cantonese)
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A square piece of flat dough made of flour and perhaps food coloring, there are two types, one for wanton soup and the other for deep fried wanton. Usually available in the freezer section.
Water Chestnut
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Flesh should be white. The peeled skin boiled with a little sugar added makes a wonderful cooling tea. Freshly peeled water chestnuts is crunchy and juicy and are often eaten as a fruit. Fresh waterchestnut is glossy and full and hard to the touch. any yellowish part should be discarded. Often covered in mud and need to be thoroughly brushed.
watermelon Watermelon
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This sweet member of the cucumber family hardly needs any introduction as it is so popular throughout the World. Like the wintermelon, it is an ideal medium for fruit carving.
wing bean Wing bean
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A lovely vegetable which is often eaten raw.
winter melon Winter Melon
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Winter melon is rather large about the size of watermelon and is usually sold sliced at the market. It usualy comes with a white powdery coat. Use mainly by the Chinese in soups and sometimes use as a bowl in steamed dishes and may be carved with intricate designs. Remove seeds.

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