Kacang Botol

March 1, 2010

Kacang Botol

This crawling vegetable / herb is commonly known as kacang botol in my country. The binomial name for it would be Psophocarpus tetragonolobus.

One of my favorite dishes includes the Kacang Botol Goreng Belacan. It can be eaten as ulam / salad as well.

Other names for it include winged bean, kacang kelisa, su ling dou (China), goa bean (India), kecipir (Indonesia), sikakumame (Japan), sigarilyas (the Philippines), dara dhambala (Sri Lanka) and thua pu (Thailand).