Thursday, April 23, 2020


Finding this in our path way... yes we get some 'kencur' plant.

Kencur (Kaempferia galanga) is used as an herb in cooking in Indonesia, 
and especially in Javanese cuisine. 
Wedang Beras kencur, which combines dried kencur powder with rice flour, is a particularly popular 'jamu' or herbal drink in Java. 
Its leaves are also used in the Javanese dish, 'urap sayur' a kind of salad with shreded coconut.
Kencur  can be bought as a dried rhizome or in powder form at herbal medicine stalls in traditional market. 

Actually, they are self grown plant.It might come from thrown rotten rhizome, 
or separated rhizome that broken when we dig the soil.

Just pulled out...
The rhizome was too 'young'.

But we can eat the leaves for salad with a bit peppery taste.

And... let the young rhizome grow, so... we planted them soon.
Thanks GOD


  1. Nie znam takiej rośliny, to bardzo ciekawe.
    Serdecznie pozdrawiam:)

  2. Dearest Endah,
    You are lucky with all those self sowing bonus plants in your garden!
    By the way, you make me mouth water by mentioning my favorite Javanese dish: Urap Sayur!
    You enjoy it for me...

    1. Thank you, Mariette. Urap sayur is one of our favorite vegetable dish. 'Sambal urap' that made of shreded coconut and spices is always match with various boiled vegetables. Love it.

  3. I have a plant like this but has wider leaves. Not sure of the name.