Zhacai (Sichuan Preserved Vegetable), Set of 4

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Zhacai is the tuber of a Chinese mustard green preserved in a chili pepper spice mix. It is a condiment pickle widely loved in China, ready to eat right out of the package. 

Long known in the West as "Sichuan preserved vegetable," it traditionally came in a can as a whole, knotty tuber that had to be rinsed and was made in Taiwan. But the home of zhacai is actually the Fuling District of Chongqing, an independent municipality that was previously part of Sichuan province.

Wujiang is a well-known maker of zhacai in Fuling, and its pickle is pre-sliced and ready to eat as a condiment for congee and Sichuan noodle soups or a side pickle with any meal. It should NOT be rinsed. And it should not be confused with Sichuan's Yibin yacai, which is a preserved green that is made and tastes completely different (and is the traditional pickle for dan dan noodles).

Wujiang's zhacai comes in various flavors, subtly different from one another but all delicious. Our current stock is wei la, slightly spicy.

We sell this zhacai as four packets per order. Store unopened packets at room temperature, but once open, transfer any remaining pickle to an air-tight container and store in refrigerator. 

Producer: Wujiang, Chongqing Fuling Zhacai Group
Size: 4 foil packets, each 80 grams 
Ingredients: mustard green, salt, chili, ginger, garlic, monosodium glutamate, rapeseed oil, sugar, soy sauce powder (soy sauce, maltodextrin, salt), cooking wine, xanthan gum, sucralose
Best by: December 2021