August 1, 2011

Daun Bungar from Labi

The swamps of Northern Sarawak (Lawas and Limbang) and Brunei give out an interesting  organic plant/ wild vegetable called Daun or Sayur Bungar. The people of Brunei in particular like this vegetable. And even the Chinese shops are selling them as the demand increases. A  lady farmer from Labi near Sg. Liang gathering the juicy and succulent vegetables not only introduced the vegetable to me but taught me how to cook it..

she even told me that more and more people are interested in this vegetable in the towns now. It is a very interesting and delicious vegetable!!

The upper part of the leaves are slightly chewy but tasty.
These leaves have to be blanched before they are stir fried with pounded dried shrimps.
These stalks have the same texture although a little softer than asparagus. They are nice steamed with some oyster sauce poured over before serving.

However the local people in Sg. Liang in Brunei prefer to  cook the blanched vegetables in a thick santan with chili and other prepared sambal.


Ann said...

Should I come to visit, please have all these yummy organic veg for me.

My sis in Kuching grows the thin type of asparagus. Do you grow any?

Ann said...

My mother used to grow a WOE SHEN, She had to dig a trench, flood it a bit, so the soil is marshy. The plants are like giant padi. That is why it is called WOE/padi SHEN/bamboo,

When we had too much, my mum takes a small batch to the wet market, and the towkay pays my Mum good money. It is a specialised veg, not many people eat it.

Sometimes they sell in in Singapore, imported from China. Do you know it? I forgot the name.

William said...

CY: Looks nice. Have you cooked it?

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Hi Ann...yes the veg looks very succulent...No..I haven't heard of the thin asparagus...the Miri soils are a bit difficult for asparagus. Mine is too near the sea too.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Dear Ann...Woe Sen is new to me...May be we Foochows don't know about it..Aquatic plant? Does it taste nice? Let me more please? Thanks.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

William...welcome home!! Nope that day only one bunch in the sundry shop and I was not going home either for the evening to do cooking. It was a day out for me...for an meeting elsewhere. But I know how to cook it from the lady who picks this vegetables. You must try some when you go to Limbang.

sarawaklens said...

interesting, don't think i've ever had it before.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Only in Northern Sarawak and Brunei. I think this has been mentioned in some articles. Could some people be doing research on it already?

Ann said...

Woe SEN, not aquatic plant, just like a big rice padi, the ground needs to be soggy.

I was in form 1 when we had them, given to my mum by friends.

was expensive SEN, so my mum can't take to the market stall holder too much.

Yes, must be not many people aware of it. But selling now in Singapore, from China.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Ann...I think I have seen this in the supermarket..(which I avoid...) may be I will check it out...thanks..I am interested in knowing more about plants.

God bless.

Ann said...

I emailed the links to you, they called them water bamboo.

Sarawakiana@2 said...

Thanks Ann...much looking at flights to NZ...may my dream come true....

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