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Two things today that definitely fit into the meaning of being blur.

Pascale : You did know that Wena has a blog right?
K : Really? When did she start writing it?
Pascale : For a few years now! How can you note know about it? Everyone in the dept knows!
K : . . .

Another thing is that a few years ago, I misread the conditions for Creative Commons license. Ah well. Anyway, have converted this sight back to being Creative Commons license for Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs works.

: : Bunga Kantan @ Ginger Flower : :

During my recent trip back to Miri, I caught up with cousins and aunties and uncles. And, of course, meals. Here’s one that’s very interesting.

This is an interesting flower to eat. Known as Bunga Kantan in Malay, it’s also known as the Ginger Flower or the bud of a Torch Ginger.

Auntie C cooked the flower with some green chillies and onions. And, surprisingly, the chillis were not spicy at all because they apparently were young chillis. Hence, no kick / spicyness. But definitely a great favourite.

This flower is also used in Tom Yam soup as well. Seriously, it’s very delicious.

Here are other links on Bunga Kantan @ Ginger Flower. (And I forgot to take pictures of them growing in my parents’ garden).

Bin Gregory’s Yard
Human Flower Project : Carrying a Torch for Malaysian Cooking
Ecology Photographic (2 left pictures)
Ali Baba : Anyone up to buying Bunga Kantan online?

On a side note, apparently there’s an Encyclopaedia on Asian Food.