Monday, July 21, 2008

Daily highlight #59: Vegatable identified

Yesterday I set out to find out the name of this vegetable. Within the day, I have the answer. It's really amazing that in this super connected network age, all one has to do to find out the answer is really just to ask the question. Thanks goes out to your comments, Chinese yahoo, my mom's knowledge of Chinese vegetable names, and wikipedia.

Without further ado, let me introduce Malabar spinach or basella alaba. Also know in Chinese as 木耳菜 or 潺菜. For more information, check out the relevant wiki page.

Whatever name you may choose to call it, this is good eats. :)


Anonymous said...

Yup - Mong Toi... If you cook it lightly and quickly - it will be less slimy... What happened today - you were on a tear almost a post every day for a month?

Cathy said...

I still managed to post today with half hour to spare. :)