Sunday, February 15, 2009

Mugwort Glutinous Pancake



Hope the sight of these pics don't make u feel gross!

Mugwort Glutinous Pancake


This is a glutinous rice kueh made using Mugwort (艾草) which is a herbal plant and has useful medicinal uses such as treating digestive disorders, expelling intestinal worms, and alleviating menstrual pain.

Mugwort

Initially, I don't know the name of this plant until i watched the Korean drama Golden Bride (黄金新娘) which features the Vietnamese bride Nguyen Jin Joo (珍珠) using mugwort to make Korean rice cakes.

My chef loves mugwort very much (she even add it to the Hakka Lei Cha!) but I don't really like it due to its strong smell.


27 comments:

Gattina said...

I don't know, it looks a little suspicious to me and anyway I don't like sweet stuff, lol !

Neo said...

Are you sure it's edible? :)

tigerfish said...

So new to me.....
Do you have to blend the mugwort leaves?

bluedreamer27 said...

this is my first time to have heard of that kind of food interesting

Sue said...

Gah! That is looking pretty gross!

Thanks for visiting :)

EastCoastLife said...

I like this rice cake. I used to buy from the traditional Teochew kueh shop at Hong Lim Complex. He sells it during CNY only.

Carver said...

The pancake doesn't look great but sometimes the least attractive foods taste the best. The leafy herb does look very attractive.

Ms. Foodie said...

we also have that back here but it's usually white in color. :D

liza said...

I have to agree, it doesn't look good, but it offers great health benefits. Have a great week ahead.

maiylah said...

i think we have something similar here, too ... though i don't think mugwort is added. :)

VG said...

When I saw the name, I thought it was something out of a Harry Potter book. I have come across different worts but not mugwort. Thanks for sharing.

FickleMinded said...

well, I don't know if I'm going to like it or not, but the usefulness of it is very interesting.
thanks for visiting mine. :)

lupusurvivor said...

my first impression when i saw the pic..eww! but if its really medicinal i'll give it a go. lol.

thanks for the visit.

milet said...

i think because its green that's why it looks a little bit gross.

Indrani said...

A healthy tip to a healthy life!
I will try and include this in my preparations.

SASSY MOM said...

if I cannot take the smell, I can't eat it. However, that's really healthy!

Napaboaniya said...

This is a teochew kind of kueh rite?
I recall seeing the pen-kueh in black..I guess that's the one :P

Marites said...

hmm...that looks familiar. Anyway, it's interesting too. I wonder how it tastes!

Juliana RW said...

ops...i think i never eat that before :D

My entry for WS this week: in HERE. I hope that you can stop by also. Thanks

Anya said...

Thank you for visiting my blog :))
You are welkom on my cat fun blog.
Hope I see you soon :)))
That pancake looks delicious !!!
.......and also has a medicinal effect, great !!!!!!!
Have a nice day Anya =^.^=

luna miranda said...

the word that registered in my mind when i saw the top photo was "Hogwarts".:D

Enchie said...

It doesn't look gross for me...it reminded me of our famous Filipino delicay. Suman.Wrapped with a banana leaf and we dip it in sugar.

♥peachkins♥ said...

I'm sorry,dora but I don't think it's for me...

I hope you had a great weekend,though

cookie said...

interesting! how did it taste?
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DNLee said...

the name - mug wart sounds pungent - and it looks like it could fix digestive issues.

Thanks for sharing the knowledge

Food For Tots said...

It is new to me. Never try before.

Ibyang said...

thanks for sharing!