taro root

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Noun1.taro root - tropical starchy tuberous roottaro root - tropical starchy tuberous root  
root vegetable - any of various fleshy edible underground roots or tubers
poi - Hawaiian dish of taro root pounded to a paste and often allowed to ferment
Colocasia esculenta, dalo, taro plant, dasheen, taro - herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves
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Though our fridge was constantly filled with produce such as bok choy, napa cabbage, and taro root, it seemed impossible for me to give up my carnivorous ways.
A more extensive menu is offered next door at Farmer's Daughter, which serves Ibaloi cuisine such as smoked meat called kinuday or kiniing, blood sausage called pinuneg, and the must-have dessert of mashed taro root called paytoy.
Asian cucumbers, eggplants and radishes offer just enough twist to familiar domestic varieties, while the strangely misshapen taro root and galangal taste as novel and foreign as they look.
Islanders come for the specialty foods the store carries: coconut milk, taro root and leaves, macadamia nuts, green bananas, corned beef, lamb, and seafood like mussels, clams, squid and sea urchin.
It was a mix of sweet potato, purple potato, taro root and banana crisps, which were all fried to a delicious lightness that was still very crispy.
Vegetable oil for deep-fryer 1 taro root the size of a fist peeled, julienned 2 ounces rice vermicelli broken into thirds 1 large English cucumber, halved, seeded 2 green onions, soaked in cold water 1 large carrot peeled 1 small jicama, peeled 2 large Roma tomatoes, peeled, seeded, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped roasted peanuts 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted Salt to taste
Fluent in Fujianese, Mandarin, Cantonese, and charmingly competent in English, Nancy clearly identified each ingredient for us: enoki, black, oyster and white beech mushrooms, and mushroom balls; soybean curd and skin, corn, taro root, tomatoes, water cress, fried, frozen, and fresh tofu; yam noodles and yam cake, broccoli, carrots, turnips, and Chinese cabbage.
Eight months into the experiment, her 3x12 balcony has sprouted curry and methi leaves, cucumber, drumstick, taro root, ajwain, yam and more.
Just about every village, orchard--even backyard--has a few rows of manioc, taro root or sweet potato.