September 25, 2010

Two Bruneian Salad Vegetables

Can you get what these two new tropical greens are? You can find them at the Kianggeh Wet Market in Bandar Seri Begawan.

They are edible and interesting salad leaves from trees found in Brunei.


This is very popular and the Bruneians eat them as greens or ulam with sambal belacan or Thai style or fried with ikan bilis....






Threse leaves are used by grandmothers and  young mothers ( pound ed) to dispel wind from babies' stomachs...just pound and wrap the poultice on the stomach area and the babies will stop crying.

The leaves can be eaten too...ulam or Thai style...All these are $1.00 per bundle. I call them health in a bundle...and very organic too because they are wild plants.

Let me know if you can identify them!!