Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Kai Lan Fa

Fa means flower in Cantonese and Kai Lan is a vegetable that is also known as Chinese Broccoli or Chinese Kale. I like to eat this vegetable.

I didn't know that its flowers are white in colour

I ate the flowers raw and they were kind of fragrant

If only all the buds blossomed into flowers, it would be so pretty.

26 comments:

  1. First time seeing these, familiar with only the leaves. You plant your own?

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  2. you ate the flowers raw??? how does it tastes like?
    This is my first time to encounter such veggie but it looks like a mixture of Artichoke and Cauliflower and Brocolli to me

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    1. Not much taste, just a faint fragrance.

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  3. I've never seen the flower.. Only cooked and ate the vege before.. Stir fry with just garlic, then add salt, nice enough..

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    1. Yes, stir fry with just garlic is the usual case in dai chow stall.

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  4. I like kailan too!! it's my favorite leafy greens I have to say.. I haven't seen a full blossom before, the most are the yellow buds only and before they bloom, they would have already been cooked and gone into my stomach.. :D

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    1. I also have not seen the flowers before this.

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  5. I've not seen the flowers before...hope you bought organic ones to consume raw!

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    1. I hope so too. I did not buy them.

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  6. I am just as curious as the rest. How does the flower taste like?

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    1. Not much taste. You can just taste a tinge of fragrance in your mouth.

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  7. You ate the flowers raw? Wow... very adventurous.. If Kale, I have eaten before but not the flower..

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    1. Yes, just the flowers since they are only two small ones.

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  8. Looks like everyone and I have never seen this pretty flowers.
    In Thailand, I ate so many types of flowers from my grandpa's garden. They just dipped into spicy Thai sambal belacan to eat like ulam.

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    1. Wah, you are so experience in eating flowers. Which one taste nicest to you?

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  9. Lovely flower. Usually the kailan fa we see is just small yellowish buds. Haha. Btw I just cooked them for dinner tonight. I usually toss away the flower buds but they are edible.

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    1. Why do you toss them away since they are edible?

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  10. I have only seen the buds, not the fully bloomed flowers. Wow, you at it raw. To do that, I will need some kind of dip.

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    1. Just two tiny flowers, having a dip would be overkill.

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  11. I have eaten the buds and flower blanched or stir fried. Not adventurous enough to try it raw.

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    1. I guess it is risky since it could contain pesticide.

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  12. First time seeing this, indeed very beautiful!

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  13. It looks beautiful! It's like something a high end restaurant would serve on a plate and call it modernist salad.

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  14. Never knew can bloom like this! So big the flower.

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