Mandai leaves are very popular in Northern Sarawak and you can buy them in most pasar tani (or farmers' market).
Recently I had some with my friends in their home.
she had just come back from her rice field and she brought back the organic vegetable and some white mushrooms.
Very soft and sweet leaves - jungle greens. I think this is as good as Cangkok Manis.
A whole bundle of the leaves and their stems.
Freshly cooked leaves with the white mushrooms from the padi fields.
|Rice is also home grown and milled in a nearby milling station. Payment is in kind. One " kong"|
In this way the women in this farming community actually put food on the table and they labour long and hard for their rice. As a bonus (from my point of view) God places free vegetables along the way for them to pick when they are on their way home from the farm......