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Chinese Medicinal, Japanese, Rare & Unusual

Maitake 舞茸: The Anti-Carcinogenic Champion

Maitake is a perennial polypore mushroom native to the temperate zone of the Eurasian continent. It grows at the base of trees and fruits from late summer right into autumn. It has a mostly greyish appearance and grows in a cluster with many spoon-like caps with limited tubes. Maitake is entirely edible and a young fruit tastes tender than an older one.

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Xingren Pingguo Tang 家常杏仁苹果湯: Chinese Apple Soup
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Maitake 舞茸: The Anti-Carcinogenic Champion
Xingren Pingguo Tang 家常杏仁苹果湯: Chinese Apple Soup
Rare & Unusual

What are laksa leaves?

An important element in Vietnamese cuisine, in Singapore laksa leaves are primarily used in the spicy curry noodles soup called Laksa. For some strange reason, the herb is not used in Indonesian nor Thai cuisines.

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Maitake 舞茸: The Anti-Carcinogenic Champion
Xingren Pingguo Tang 家常杏仁苹果湯: Chinese Apple Soup
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Maitake 舞茸: The Anti-Carcinogenic Champion
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Rare & Unusual

Asafoetida: the secret powder that transforms your Indian recipes

English: Asafoetida, Yellow Powder, Devil’s Dung Hindi: हींग (hīng) Bengali: হিং (hiṅ) Malayalam: കായം (kāyaṃ) Tamil: பெருங்காயம் (perunkayam) French: Merde du Diable German: Teufelsdreck Dutch: Duivelsdrek Afrikaans: Duiwelsdrek Swedish: Dyvelsträck Finnish: Pirunpaska, Pirunpihka Estonian: Juudavaik Turkish: Şeytan tersi, Şeytan boku,…

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Maitake 舞茸: The Anti-Carcinogenic Champion
The Golden Ear 金耳: the Anticarcinogenic Fungal Jelly
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Maitake 舞茸: The Anti-Carcinogenic Champion
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Rare & Unusual

Why True Cinnamon is Actually Fake News

I have recently discovered what the internet has claimed to be the “true cinnamon”. The hype worried me a bit, especially when the claims about the benefits of “true cinnamon” are often exaggerated and mixed with a considerable amount of…

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Japanese, Rare & Unusual

What is Mitsuba 三つ葉?

Latin: Cryptotaenia japonica Japanese: Mitsuba ミツバ, 三つ葉 Chinese: 三叶芹/三葉芹, 鸭儿芹/鴨兒芹 Korean: 파드득나물, 압아근(鴨兒根) English: Wild Japanese Parsley Mitsuba is a wild herb native to East Asia. Used commonly as a garnish in Japan, its stems and roots could also be…

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