May 26, 2017

Liew Kiew - a lovely bulbous vegetable

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This is a nice bulbous vegetables loved by all ethnic groups in Sarawak.

The Ibans call it Kuchai and do eat it raw, like in a kerabu or salad.

We Foochows love it and make omelette with it.

A neighbour grew a lot of it in the peat soil many years ago during the curfew days in Sibu. Because it could grow very fast, her family had it almost every day. We were also given a bunch every now and then. We were so grateful for the extra food which came free from across the road.

We should always be grateful for gifts we receive and remember the givers for the rest of our lives. Thank you Ah Hang's Mother. May she rest in peace.