Antoni Uni, el primero UniCo de l'Escala | LIMNOCHARIS FLAVA, PAK KHAN CHONG
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Traditionally this plant is an important vegetable in parts of Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Laos, Isan (Thailand) and parts of India, where the central flower stalk and the leaves are used in soups, curries, salads and stir-fries. The immature flower buds are also eaten. Owing to its flat taste, in some areas it is considered "poor people's food" or emergency food, eaten whenever there is not much else left. This characteristic was put into song by Muhammad Arief, in the 1940s hit Genjer-genjer in the Banyuwangi language in Java.
In Thailand it is also known as Phak Khan Chong. In Isan the Limnocharis flava leaf is eaten raw with Nam phrik. It is known as Phak phaai (ผักพาย) with a long "ā" sound, not to be confused with Phak phai (ผักไผ่), the leaves of Persicaria odorata, another type of edible leaf.

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LIMNOCHARIS FLAVA, PAK KHAN CHONG

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