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Betel Leaf Cutting

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    jcj57
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    Does anyone know where I can get a betel leaf cutting from? Recently did a trip to Thailand, attended 1/2 day cooking school and they used this, was yummy as a pre dinner morsel. I’m out Ipswich way.

    #490187
    Sonya
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    We’ve got miles of the stuff – wouldn’t mind a copy of the recipe… we don’t use it

    #490188
    jcj57
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    Any chance of a cutting? 🙂

    I will look recipe up for you tonight and post it.

    #490189
    jcj57
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    Make a sweet syrup:

    4 tbsp brown sugar

    1 tsp salt

    1 cup water

    1 tbsp sliced genger

    1 tsp sliced shallot

    Mix the ingredient well and simmer on low heat until sticky.

    Filling

    Roasted peanuts

    roasted coconut meat

    ginger

    shallots

    lime with skin on

    the above three items are cut into very small pieces about 5mm square.

    chillies thinly sliced optional

    betel leaves

    How to eat:

    Fold the betel leaf as a cup, fold lengthwise, then fold about 1/3 up. Open out like a little cup. Put in a few peanuts some of the coconut and a piece of each of the ginger, shallots lime and chillie. Top with a drizzle of the sweet syrup. Fold the top of the leaf over. Now place the whole lot into your mouth and chew it slowly. You will touch all flavours at one time.

    This is so yum you only eat 2 or three – it is just used as a welcome snack.

    Bon Apetite!!!!

    #490190
    jcj57
    Member

    Does anyone know where I can get a betel leaf cutting from? Recently did a trip to Thailand, attended 1/2 day cooking school and they used this, was yummy as a pre dinner morsel. I’m out Ipswich way.[/quote

    Other names:

    Piper sarmentosum

    La Lot

    daun kadok

    bai chaplu

    lau loat

    Anyone growing this able to send me a cutting?

    Many thanks

    Julie

    #490191
    Sonya
    Member

    Just to make sure we’re talking about the same plant…

    And if so, any advice on how to post it so it survives?

    Cheers,

    Sonya

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    #490192
    jcj57
    Member

    That looks like it.

    It is a vine?

    I’ve received cutting in the mail from nurseries, they just wrap in layer of damp newspaper popped inside a plastic bag and posted in a postbag.

    #490193
    jcj57
    Member

    Thanks to a wonderful person on another forum I am now the proud owner of a Betel. Now just a small wait till it grows before I harvest some leaves for cooking.

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