June 24, 2017

Seeds of Cangkok Manis


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The loveliest of pinks...these are seeds of a favourite Sarawakian vegetable, Cangkok Manis.

Cangkok is an Iban word. When the Foochows first came to Sibu they watched the Ibans foraging for vegetables. And soon they learned to eat this vegetable.Image may contain: plant, flower, nature and outdoor

More than 100 years later, we the younger generations continue to enjoy this vegetable which is now a popular restaurant dish.

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