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Bunga kantan (torch ginger)


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Bunga kantan (torch ginger)

grocerytrekker | Jan 8, 2007 10:09 PM

The pretty pink bud of torch ginger, bunga kantan in Malay (botanical name Phaeomeria speciosa or Etlingera elatior), is not only improbably beautiful, it is also edible. Not only edible, it is indispensable in Malaysia.

There is no substitute for this bud, and I haven't found the authentic Penang Laksa with torch ginger anywhere in America, even in Vancouver.


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