Tuesday, March 9, 2010

FRIED COCONUT FLOWER BUDS



My Aunt May was the one who taught me how to make this dish using coconut flower buds, from the male plant, which are small and in clusters. Actually the coconut flower buds are scalded and used as one of the ingredients for kerabu. However, they usually taste bitter. If we fry the flower buds according to how my aunt taught me, they become less bitter and tastier. There are health benefits if we eat the flower buds of the male flower. I was told that it helps to treat diabetes and to get rid of gas (angin).

This dish that I cooked above is very easy to make. You just need to fry about 3 pips of chopped garlic, add two eggs and then add the flower buds. Stir and then add salt and pepper. Finally before taking out from the wok, you add the strips of crab sticks.

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