Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Quiz: Plant Guessing (Updated)

Haven't really finish my HCMC, a quick glance what's coming
A couple more to go like interesting wraps, noodles soup from Hue, street scene, cu chi tunnels, tay ninh with unique religion that you can't find else where.

Also few more from Sydney trip, if you love oysters or like Spanish Paella & pasta in rich Iberian sauce, sydney street scenes, stay tuned.

Arghh ... that reminds that I told someone that I will post some shots of of my Mae Hong Son, North Thailand few years back. Looks like it's quite impossible now.

hmm ... seems like gonna drag for months hehehe ... hope that didn't sounds too boring :P

Anyways, with Month end approaching, meaning more crazy work schedules coming. Besides, need to preparing for another trip in Dec 2005 :P So I will less time to work on my post. :(

MEANTIME ...... why not try guessing which plant these flowers belongs to. HINT: Its a pretty popular culinary herb in South East Asia.


Have fun!
p.s: Will reveal answer perhaps in couple of days? Sorry, no prize for making the right guess. Pretty much broke after all the vacations :P

ANSWER
So does this picture tells you anything more?

Well, they are the curry leaves (Murraya koenigii). Actually they are small trees with highly aromatics leaves, They are used in Indian curries dish. But we do find deep fried leaves that are serves along with local chinese dish like oat/cereal prawns, pepper crabs.

Interesting, they are traditionally used for treatments in digestive system, skin ailments & diabetes.

More links here if you are interesting in furthur readings .....
Gernot Katzer's Spice Pages
Plant Cultures

5 Comments:

Blogger abi said...

love the pictures! =)

how do you chage the heading of the blogpage? youknow like where the title is? ive been trying..hope you can give me a idea.

hope to hear from you.

abi
>>abilicious.blogspot.com

1:30 AM  
Anonymous keiko said...

Have no idea, slurp...

Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous travel shots (I'm really jealous you visit lots of places!)

6:55 AM  
Blogger abi said...

hey slurp, thanks for the help on the pic thing. i figured it out BUT.. i cant make that pic the header. i just placed a sample pic in my site for now so you can see where i placed it. well, still can of lost on the header part but at least i can post a pic on the sidebar. =)

thanks again! let me kno hot i can change the whole header design if u can and when u have time.

thanks again!
abi

4:02 AM  
Blogger eatzycath said...

hi slurp! - could that possibly be the kaffir lime plant? can't identify the flower, so am trying hard to identify the leaves????

5:59 PM  
Blogger slurp! said...

abi, have fun mucking around those codes! =)

keiko, yup too difficult considering folks at your end might not have seen the leaves before. it's not lot of places that i travelled, I still fare very far behind as compares to many :(

cath, nah ... kaffir lime leaves are larger then the flowers don't clusters like that. curious if those green fingers will know the answer ... let me test them. :)

11:27 PM  

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