Posted in June 2012

Ong Choy : 蕹菜 : Kong Xin Cai : 空心菜

Ong Choy : 蕹菜 : Kong Xin Cai : 空心菜

History: The origins of this plant is unknown, but it In English, the more commonly used name is water spinach. That’s because it is semiaquatic and grows under tropical conditions; it can be found in ponds or even in moist soil. The scientific name is Ipomoea aquatica. It’s popularity in Southeast Asian dishes is best explained by … Continue reading

Blueberries

Blueberries

History: The scientific name is Cyanococcus, which falls under the Genus Vaccinium (cranberries fall within this genus as well). They grow on a bush which can be less than a foot in height (4 inches) to 13 feet tall. The smaller bushes are known as “lowbush blueberries” or “wild” whereas the taller bushes are known as “highbush blueberries.” … Continue reading