Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sweet Potato Leaves

I remember we used to grow sweet potatoes in Lim Chu Kang and we eat both the roots (sweet potatos soup or boiled sweet potatos) and leaves. However, there are some people (especially those staying in the city) who don't know that the leaves are edible. According to my brother, his primary school classmate was unaware of this and gave a wrong answer for a test question asking whether sweet potato leaves are edible. What's a pity! But can't blame him also since he did not eat them before when he was staying in a flat in Lim Chu Kang. (There used to have a small public housing estate at Neo Tiew Road)

Anyway, sweet potato leaves can be used to make excellent dish. They are usually cooked with belacan or shrimp paste. At home, my chef usually cook them with chopped garlic, shallots and dried shrimps.

1 comment:

tigerfish said...

Some people don't like to eat Fan Shu Ye because it reminds them of the war. I think during the war when people are poor, they had to dig the ground to find these. That's what I heard.