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How did the character 双 in the dish name 炒双冬 come to mean "bamboo shoots"? Isn't 双 just a character meaning "pair"? Also, why 冬(winter)?

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  • blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_3d93e4800100hbfh.html 唯炒双冬,冬笋占了半壁江山,算是半个主角。还有一“冬”是香菇,上海人叫香覃,北方人叫冬菇,这原是一道鲁菜,所以就叫炒双冬。
    – user6065
    Jun 5, 2016 at 1:50

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双means two,冬is short for冬笋and冬菇。双冬here means冬笋and冬菇。

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I think it's 炒双冬. 双 here means two. One 冬 is 冬菇, also known as 香菇, a kind of mushroom, lentinus edodes. The other 冬 refers to 冬笋, bamboo shoots.

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  • Thanks. My pleco dictionary does not list 双笋。 Jun 5, 2016 at 11:41

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