Preserved Tianjin vegetables (Dtang Chai) – Originating in China, this preserved shredded cabbage with salt and garlic has become a common flavoring ingredient for soups and noodles dishes. Although it is also made in Thailand, the depth of flavor of the this original product from China is superior. A Thai brand comes in a container of the same shape made of clear plastic. Because dtang chai is very concentrated in flavor and saltiness, use only a small amount at a time. This pickled vegetable is used to flavor stir fried or stewed dishes. Keeps indefinitely in a cool place in the pantry; no need to refrigerate.
Tianjin preserved vegetable (Chinese: ????; pinyin: Tianjin dongcài; literally "Tianjin winter vegetable"; also called Tientsin preserved vegetable or Tianjin preserved cabbage) is a type of pickled Chinese cabbage originating in Tianjin, China. It consists of finely chopped Tianjin cabbage (???; a variety of Chinese cabbage with an elongated shape) and salt.