May 26, 2009
Pumpkin Flowers for Your Soup of the Day
these lovely pumpkin flowers were sold in the Kapit Central Market. I chanced upon six klompok (clumps) of them on the side of the market and decided to buy them all for our evening dinner at Rumah Ugap.
My team mate Lina Kana who is the expert cook amongst us said that there would bew no trouble at all to cook the flowers for our soup.
The simple recipe :
6 clumps of pumpkin flowers (cleaned and the stigma taken out)
3 ringgit worth of ladies' fingers (to soften the soup)
l stalk of yam shoot and l yam
1.Bring water to the boil. Add a bit of cooking oil if you like. Add sliced onions and ginger.
2. add the sliced yam and chopped yam stalk. Boil for a while.
3. Add the ladies' fingers.
4. Finally add the cucumber leaves and pumpkin flowers.
This is a specialty soup in any longhouse. It is health giving and very suitable for any one on a really strict diet.
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