Author: Yellow Duckie
It never dawn upon me that someone would be interested to know about what type of vegetables are there available in my country. This entry is inspired by a dear friend whom I got to know during my stay in Sweden :) Although, for most of them, I don't know what's it called in English, well I hope the pictures do give you the idea of what vegetables we consume and which I miss so much while being away from home.

Gurka (The Asian Version)

Pandan Leaves ( This fragant leaves is commonly used in Asean cooking) I found this sold at the chinese market in Sweden.

Curry Leaves

Long Beans

Mustard leaves ( I believe that's what it's called)

Spring Onion (used in alot of the chinese dishes)

Lotus Root ( Used for boiling soup)

I don't know what's this is called, usually stir fried with garlic and salt.

Name is unknown (I don't know) and it's used for boiling soup.


Brinjal/Eggplant (Skinnier than those in sweden but taste alot better)

Spinach ( Looks different from those in Sweden)

Lady's Finger /Okra

Bitter Gourd ( Something I still dislike until today)

Petai ( Not too sure what's it called in English) Usually cooked with Sambal and anchovies.

Romaine leaves

Kai Lan , again not too sure what's it called in English. Stir fry with wine and garlic or boiled and eaten with oyster sauce.

Direct translation from Chinese: Potato Leaves.

Four-angled beans. Stir fried with chili paste or tam yam paste

Kangkung, not too sure what this is called in English. Delicious when stir fried with belacan (a type of pungent ingredient which most westeners finds it appalling)

Not too sure what they are :P
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On September 18, 2008 at 11:30:00 PM GMT+3 , myspace txtmate said...

wow, very special, i like it.

On November 25, 2008 at 6:21:00 AM GMT+3 , Glennis said...

Interesting collection of vegetables, some I have not seen before, like the 4 sided beans, some I have seen but not tried, but they could have been in my food anyway! Malaysian food tastes wonderful, specially the street food from the stalls along the way.