Monk Preserved Vegetable: It is made of preserved shepherd’s-purse. When preserved, it is kept with pepper, garlic, poi, soybean, salt, a spot of sugar or liquorice. After one year’s preservation, it is sour, spicy, salty and sweet, crisp ,tasty and refreshing, which is served as a home appetizer during the spring festival. Southern people prefer sweet, northern salty, eastern spicy and western sour in China. But people who don’t like spicy and sour are also tempted by this dish. Nowadays, this preserved shepherd’s-purse has been already produced in scale with more strict scientific techniques. You can get it at any time around the year and it is easy to take anywhere.