description Chin baung ywet in Burmese, the leaves have a lovely sour taste. Cooked with chillies and shrimp paste turning the leaves into a dark reddish brown paste. The leaves are also used in soups and the buds can be used to make jam. substitutes Spinach and lemon juice to add sourness availability Asian stores [...]
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What I love about being back in Asia is the wonderful warmth that clings to you when you step out into the night air. There is no need to fuss about bringing a cardigan or worry about the threat of rain. Rain is a welcome relief. It makes me think about my childhood in Rangoon. It was a treat to stroll around a bustling market after supper for a late-night snack; an indulgent dessert of faluda (paluda) or a bowl of noodles in slippery garlic oil and soy sauce (si chet khaut swe).