noodles with passionfruit and lime dressing

There is a bowlful of passionfruit in the kitchen which came from our friend’s tree in western Sydney. They are greenish yellow and the size of a small orange. Over the course of the past couple of weeks, they have slowly turned pale yellow all-over, crinkly-skinned and filled the kitchen with the exotic smell of…

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banana stem

banana stem

The inner part of the banana stem is used in mohingar to give texture, bulk and flavour. The texture is similar to celery and the flavour is subtle and unique. Quite difficult to compare it with anything. I have only seen fresh banana stem sold in an Asian supermarket down Brick Lane as I believe…

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lotus roots

lotusroot

This is the root of a water lily. When the skin is peeled, the flesh is creamy white with a crisp texture and a slightly sweet taste. If it is not available fresh, you may find canned version. substitutes Water chestnut availability Asian stores related recipes Lotus root & pork rib soup

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