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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Photohunt: Fresh: beans from the garden




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Where can you get these wing or square beans (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus),as fresh as this? I just picked it from my sister in law's bean vine growing on her fence in her garden in Johor Malaysia. It is so fresh you can eat it straight away, and have a mouthful of vitamin.

My parents used to grow them in Borneo. It is a good plant to grow because it is very tough and no insect will attack them. So it is a good plant for an organic farmer. The pod is highly nutritious, some people eat the leaves. I guess the leaves are edible as my parents used to serve the leaves of the long or string or snake beans.

To cook the pods, you can blanch them quickly and eat with a belachan sauce, or the traditional way, just slice them diagonally and a quick stir fry with some garlic pieces. Remember, a quick fry, don’t overcook. Your pods should be crunchy, slightly sweet and very tasty. If you overcook, they turn a dull black colour.

Wing beans are popular in all South East Asian countries. You can get them in Hawaii. I don't remember seeing them in New Zealand.

16 comments:

Irene aka Sweet Surrender said...

I love the the beans especially with belacan, yummy!

Irene
irenelaw.com

YTSL said...

Kacang botol! Love them with prawn paste! :b

EG Wow said...

They sound very good. I have never heard of them before.

Marcee said...

An insect-resistant veggie!! how about that, great take on the theme.
Happy PH and happy weekend.
fresh

Bengbeng said...

wow.. it makes me feel a little embarrassed i dont plant more beans n vege. flowers cannot b eaten

magiceye said...

healthy wealthy and wise!

gigi said...

I'll take a helping now please :)

Mrs Mecomber said...

Oh it is so good to see green again!

I played, too! Have a blessed weekend.

Mrs. Mecomber
http://newyorktraveler.net

mudpuddle said...

I've never seen this sort of bean before!

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Randi said...

Great and very interesting post. Have to check if I can get it here.

jams o donnell said...

They sound delicious, Great take on the theme

Sandra said...

They sound very good, would love to try them. Great take on this weeks challenge. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Scott (AKA Bull Rhino) said...

I do love fresh veggies from the garden. A real miracle to me. Certainly a FRESH look at this week's theme. If you want to get FRESH with me this week check mine here.

bing said...

they're called 'sigarilyas' in the Philippines. they are best mixed and sauteed with other veggies like squash, eggplant and okra. yum!

Ann said...

Beng Beng,

Flowers are food for the eyes and the soul. Life will be very boring if there are no one to plant flowers.

Jama said...

Sliced them finely, add onions, chillies and squeeze some lime juice- served as salad, sedap! I also like to eat them with sambal belacan, but never blanched them, I like to eat them raw.