Thursday, March 06, 2008

kangkung 2: The pictures

It is fair to say this has been the summer of kangkung in this household. Each time I buy a bunch or 3 (@ $1.20 a pop - it is a very cheap and nutritious vegetable) I mean to take a snap. In my experience it is much easier to find once you have a visual. While kangkung is the common name in Malaysian and Indonesian communities, ask for ong choi in a Chinese grocery store. Wikipedia has the full run down of names, including where it is grown (and considered noxious) in the USA.


close up of the tell-tale triangular leaf

I highly recommend you try this simple but addictive Balinese kangkung pelecing if you haven't already.

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Blogger grocer said...

guess what i had for dinner last night?

I use a recipe from rasa malaysia fused with a charmain solomon one.

4:13 pm  
Blogger grocer said...


4:19 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Maybe we need a facebook "kangkung appreciation society" group!

5:31 pm  

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