On hot days, the Foochows treat it as a fruit and eat it raw. Today many even juice it to cool their bodies down during the Summer.
|Photo is from Mr. Pau Chiong sing of Bintulu Emmanuel methodist church.|
In Japanese it is known as 葛芋 (kuzu-imo).
The extract of Bengkuang is found in many beauty products and usually sold as a facial mask. And in a more holistic way it is used to treat boils.
Rujak is popular throughout the South East Asian region particularly among pregnant women.
I love to slice mang kuang very finely and have it stir fried with just a bit of pounded chillies, dried prawns and sliced onions.