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Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Nga Ku.....

My favourite CNY food was nga ku chip....Something that will make u addict with,
when u have your 1st bite on it.
Nga ku is crispy like a water chestnut, but starchier, like a slightly sweet potato (thus its North American moniker - and the title of this post - duck potato).Nga ku also make a fine chip. Right now shops and markets around Kuala Lumpur are bursting with red-capped, clear plastic containers of nga ku chips. But beware - all arrowhead chips are not created equal. In general we prefer our chips thick and hefty, but what works for potatoes does not seem to do well by nga ku. Thicker slices of nga ku absorb oil, making for a still delicious, if rather more cholesterol-laden treat. If you're nga ku chip shopping look for thin-sliced chips that border on the translucent.

Ooh, Nga Ku is in Cantonese, in Mandarin it is call Ya Ku and its scientific name is Sagittaria trifolia L. and some call it Duck Potato Chinese buy it during festive season because it symbolizes prosperity. We actually can buy ready made Nga Ku crispy cracker in the market too.




2 comments:

fl said...

hokkien panggil apa?chi ku ker??!

huey mei said...

aku xtau lar....