Sarawakians eat a lot of shoots, just to name a few, wild bamboo shoots, nipah palm shoots, nibong palm shoots, wild sago palm shoots (pantu), bindang palm shoots, palah palm shoots and there are more leafy shoots on the list. Among all these shoots, coconut […]
Cheese for vegetarians, yes or no?
Can vegetarians eat cheese ? The answer is ‘YES ‘ and ‘NO’. NO, because most cheese contain animal based rennet. And it is also a ‘no,no,no’ for vegans. Then what is ‘rennet’ anyway? Rennet is an extract from the tissue in the fourth stomach of […]
Do you know these are edible weeds?
There are many types of edible wild vegetables and shoots that are sold in local markets. However, there are some leafy vegetables which are more rare than others. Among these are the four edible weeds that are shown here. The first one is the Ironweed […]
Do you remember food cooked by Mom?
Remembering mom by remembering the food she cooked for us………. A sudden surge of emotion always touches my heart whenever I cook this lovely long bean rice for my children. Whenever she cooked this long bean rice, she would repeatedly told us how they survived […]
Letup, the wild passion flower – is it a weed or vegetable ?
Letup, the wild passion flower plant can be found easily in the bush around suburban and rural areas of tropical countries. Not many people know it is the ancestor of the ever popular passion fruit(passiflora edulis) growing in our garden. Its latin name is passiflora […]
How to cook Nasi lemak?
Nasi lemak, the coconut milk rice is a Malay dish well-loved by all the Malaysians from all walks of life. It is known as a national dish of Malaysia. It would be strange if it is not included in the Malaysian Vegetarian recipe. In Chinese […]
Are the wild portulacas edible?
Yes, they are not only edible but very nutritious as well. Chinese has been using wild portulacas as herbs and vegetables as well. It is known as Machixian(马齿苋） in Chinese. Its Hakka name is Laoshuer(老鼠耳). It tastes a bit sour and the leaves are crunchy […]
Changkuk manis, the most palatable vegetable in Malaysia
Cangkuk manis a.k.a Cekor manis which means sweet shrub is the most palatable and therefore by right is the most popular leafy vegetable in Malaysia. Its botanical name is Sauropus androgynus. What has been eaten by us Malaysians is actually a cultivar meaning it was […]
Bunga Kantan, the edible wild flower
Bunga Kantan aka torch ginger flower or torch lily is the most beautiful, wild and edible flower in the rainforest of Malaysia. The scientific name is Etlingera Elatior. Bunga Kantan in full bloom Well, according to wikipedia, its leaves have higher AOP than its […]
Indian Lettuce as wraps for tofu, a Hakka traditional dish
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 […]