Thursday, March 19, 2009

All About Herbs

Yesterday it was about shoes... today, let's talk about herbs...


Ketumbar is the Malay name for Coriandrum sativum (pharmeceutical name), Corriander, Chinese Parsley, or Cilantro. It is also known as Wansui (in Cantonese) in Malaysia.
The parts of the Ketumbar plant that are used as herbs, consist of the leaves and the fruit (commonly referred to as the seeds)

Lemon grass is native to India. It is widely used as a herb in Asian cuisine. It has a citrus flavour and can be dried and powdered, or used fresh.
Lemon grass is commonly used in teas, soups, and curries. It is also suitable for poultry, fish, and seafood. It is often used as a tea in African and Latino-American countries (e.g., Togo, Mexico)
Research also shows that lemon grass oil has antifungal properties

Daun Limau Purut or Kaffir Lime Leaves

Kaffir Lime or Limau Purut

The kaffir lime (Citrus hystrix DC., Rutaceae), also known as kieffer lime and limau purut is a type of lime native to Indonesia and Malaysia, commonly used in Southeast Asian cuisine, and widely grown worldwide as a backyard shrub.
The kaffir lime is a rough, bumpy green fruit that grows on very thorny bush with aromatic and distinctively shaped "double" leaves. It is well suited to container growing. The green lime fruit is distinguished by its bumpy exterior and its small size (approx. 4 cm wide).

Now it's time to cook tom yam... hehe...

1 comment:

Neeza Shahril said...

cili takdek ke? tak kick nanti heheh..

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