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drifter

Is that water spinach? Used to make Rau Muong? If it is it is soooo good with loads of garlic!

Austin

Oddly enough, I also blogged on this same veggie today at RealThai: http://realthai.blogspot.com/2006/07/kan-eng.html. You can find the answer to you question there!

Buddhist with an attitude

It's the tips and leaves of snow pea plants. Delicious, saut├ęd with garlic.

risingsunofnihon

That seems like an interesting vegetable, and even though I don't know what it is it still sounds tasty when sauteed with enough garlic and soy sauce! Thanks for the pictures!

Graham

Su su is chayote in English, it's a kind of squash. I love it. You find the flesh of it sliced up in with the fish sauce in bun cha. The vines as you know are sautteed very simply and are fabulous. This is a real northern thing. Tam dao is also big on pickled lotus roots and chillies (from memory) and a shot of ruou mat ong is certain to add a bit of kick to the ride back down the hill :)

Annie Graham

I believe that dish of greens is pumpkin stems. I lived in Hanoi for several years and watched the women in my neighbourhood spend hours peeling the stocks of the strings. It is one of my favourite dishes, well worth the time!

Annie Graham

I believe that dish of greens is pumpkin stems. I lived in Hanoi for several years and watched the women in my neighbourhood spend hours peeling the strings from the stocks. It is one of my favourite dishes, well worth the time!

Sticky

Good work folks. Like pumpkin stems but not, and quite different to water spinach. Having said that, pumpkins were rampant up there too, and the flowers were on the menus, just picked fresh from the vines.

Graham, the squash part of the susu was being served up steamed with a dukkah-ish mix of sesame, peanuts and salt (which sometimes accompanies sticky rice in Hanoi) - bloody great stuff.

Apologies for lack of posts - if only one didn't have to work for a living!

Christina

Hi there, if i'm not wrong, that's the sweet potato plant :) coming from asia myself (singapore) I have some growing in my backyard.

hope this helped.

Nga

That is merliton or chayote squash vine. I've been to Sapa and tried the dish (on the picture) and ended up eating it every day I was there.

Robyn

Popular (seasonally) in Malaysia and N Thailand and Sichuan as well. A fave!

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