Here is the picture of my 20lbs dried sea cucumber. I ordered three different kind ( 18lbs donkey dung, 1 lb bahama, and 1 lb floridian just to try these out first before I order more.) The donkey dung (chinese name: Fu Pei Sum) is from Mexico. I think the reason for the cheaper price is because it's from Mexico, harder to clean, and lives in the shallow water. I have tried the donkey dung where I bought from a different store before. The donkey dung (a weird name :) have a thicker meat compared to the other and tastes very good....of course that have to do with how you cook it. At first I wasn't thinking of order donkey dung because it's harder to clean compared to other sea cucumber. However, Lily changed my mind because she tells me a way to clean it and I'm going to try that method and will post later after the 7 days rehydrating process. So stay tune to how to rehydrate and clean the dried sea cucumber. I also think you get more for your money on the donkey dung compared to other sea cucumber. Plus, I learn that nutritional value of all sea cucumbers are similar or same, so way waste money on the more expensive one :).
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Where to Buy Dried Sea Cucumber?
Back in the days my family will buy dried sea cucumber locally or in NY. However, we always afraid we got rip off since we don't know the store is honest seller or not. Plus a lot of stores raise their prices and sometime you have to negotiate for a better deal. Even then you thought you got a good deal but end up somewhere else is cheaper. And some sea cucumber are so expensive you couldn't afford to eat it. But now you're in luck because I found a place where we can buy dried sea cucumber and the owner is a nice lady (Lily) where she will help you pick and ship to your door. The place I ordered my dried sea cucumber is from L.J.K Dried Food Wholesale located at South El Monte, CA. This is a wholesale so the prices are a lot cheaper than those retail stores. They are working on their site so it will be available later. Guess how many pounds of dried sea cucumber I ordered. Ordered 20 lbs of dried sea cucumber. Yup...20lbs. How in the whole am I going to finish them? Well, they are dried so I can store them for a very long time. I will also share these with my parents and have some for myself or give some to friends. I think the reason why I ordered so many because the price is very reasonable.