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Message started by goodfoodie on 28th Apr, 2015 at 12:36am

Title: Please help me identify a food
Post by goodfoodie on 28th Apr, 2015 at 12:36am
I was in laos many years ago. In Luang Prabang they sold some kind of roasted flowers/pods. Well they were more like the green buds of flowers before they matured. They were sold in bundles of stalks and eaten as a crunchy snack.

Anybody have a clue what this was?

Title: Re: Please help me identify a food
Post by Mak Nad on 29th Apr, 2015 at 5:18am
Those are called Med Bua, or lotus seeds.

Title: Re: Please help me identify a food
Post by goodfoodie on 6th May, 2015 at 11:11pm
Thank you so much!!! I've wondered this for years... Now I can try to buy them or grow them myself haha. Fortunately I live in Atlanta where there are lots of asian markets.

Title: Re: Please help me identify a food
Post by Mak Nad on 7th May, 2015 at 3:28am
No problem.

Title: Re: Please help me identify a food
Post by goodfoodie on 7th May, 2015 at 8:12am
Lotus seeds come in one big pod. As I recall, the thing I am thinking of had like individual stems for each seed. Thin green stems with round green pods on the tip that were the size of small marbles.

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