Indian Lettuce a.k.a Lactuca Indica is known as ‘Goose vegetable’ among the local. Hakka name is Ku mak a.k.a Yao mak in Cantonese. In Mandarin it is Ku mak cai (苦荬菜), daun panjang in Malay and sawi rana in Java. To the Hakka people, the […]
Month: August 2020
Telur tebu (Sugar Cane Flower) , the Fijian Asparagus
Telur tebu or tebu telur, the Fijian asparagus a.k.a duruka in the Fiji islands. It is also known as terubuk in Indonesia, bunga tebu or tebu kerdil. Its Chinese name is 甘蔗花。 Its scientific name is saccharum edule hasskarl. […]
Wild olives from our rainforest?
Wild olives from Sarawak ? Do you know that we actually have wild olives known as ‘Dabai’ in Iban from our rainforest in Malaysia? Not only dabai, we have its look-alike, kembayau with an entirely different taste and texture.（野生橄榄） Cooked dabai Unlike the […]
Brinjals here, brinjals there.Brinjals, brinjals everywhere…..
I am always facinated by brinjals, especially brinjals grown in Borneo. They come in different sizes, shapes, colors and tastes. One of these brinjals that stands out as an indigenous plant to Borneo is called Terung Dayak, Terung Asam or Terung hutan in Malay. […]
The Royal family of edible ferns in Malaysia (part 4)
Paku kubuk/Paku uban(Nephrolepis acutifolia) a.k.a creeping sword fern This hairy fern is called Paku Uban in Malay and Paku Putih in Sabah. Paku uban always grows alongside of Paku Pakis so naturally we find them along the road, near the drain and at any place where […]
The Royal family of edible ferns in Malaysia (part 2)
Paku Midin/Paku Miding/Lemiding (Stenochlaena palustris) Woo….., hoolahoolahoola…lala…..la…Look, what is in here? It is the Queen of the jungle Ferns in Sarawak, midin. You won’t miss midin when you come to Kuching. During our younger days, midin grew in abundance in Kuching but nowadays they are […]
The Royal family of edible ferns in Malaysia (part 1)
Royal family of edible ferns in Malaysia ? Do they exist ? No, they do not because they are just made up by this writer for the purpose of editing this post on edible ferns in Malaysia. All of these ferns can be found in […]