Thursday, October 7, 2010

Belacan Kangkong 马来风光

Kangkong is a semi-aquatic tropical plant grown as leafy vegetable. It is identified as Ipomoea aquatica of the family Convolvulaceae.

It is knows as water spinach in English. Kangkong is the Malay name. In Mandarin, it is known as 空心菜; literally "hollow vegetable". In Cantonese, it’s 蕹菜. It has many other names in other languages : ผักบุ้ง – phak bung ( Thai ) , ga zun ywet ( Burmese ) , rau muống ( Vietnam ) , etc.

The leaves are usually stir fried with chilli, garlic and belacan.


Post a Comment