Asian leek

/AY-jhun leek/

The Asian leek is a variety of thin leek up to 60 cm (2f ft) long grown in China and Japan. Only the white part is used and has the flavour of a mild spring onion (US: scallion), a distinct, onion-suggestive flavour but not as fierce. It is thicker than a spring onion. It is good grilled or used in salads, poached or baked.

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