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Tell me about Ulam Raja - the King's Salad (Malaysian herb: Cosmos Caudatus)

ursy_ten | Jan 5, 201405:11 PM


I made a post about Ulam Raja on the home cooking board:

A fellow chowhounder suggested I post to here too. I would love it if you would share your knowledge of this intriguing new herb/salad green with me. I can't find a lot of information on it via Google.

-- my original post --

I came across this plant in the listings of my favourite seed seller: and was immediately intrigued. I haven't been able to Google up much information, but what little I have found is pretty positive. The health benefits are quite impressive and I'm thinking it might be a nice addition to our salad rotation.

The ebay listing describes it as tasting like "Cos-Lettuce+Celery+Carrot+Flowers", and a blogger described the scent of the crushed leaves as "reminiscent of mango". I'm curious to know how others would describe it, and am also interested in ways to use it.

Thanks in advance :)

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