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)?

  • 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

2 Answers 2


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


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.

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

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.