I've had stir fry a few times lately and have noticed this strange ingredient in it. It is a blackish purple color, and looks a lot like a noodle! The other seasonings have mostly overpowered it so I can't describe its taste. I think it is a vegetable, but I am clueless. Anyone have any ideas?
Wood ear mushrooms maybe? wood ear
Sounds a lot like eggplant to me. It's purplish-black on the outside, and has a very mild taste when cooked that's easily overpowered by other flavours.
I don't know about looking like a noodle - maybe it's just the way it's cut. But it's a fairly common ingredient in stir-fries.
It might be red cabbage. I'm not a big veggie person but I know it's purple lol.