Sunday, November 8, 2015

Bunga Kantan/Ginger Torch Bud Pineapple Cucumber Salad

I love all things Malaysian herbs and spices. Must I also mention that I am a typical Malaysian who will never ever compromise our Malaysian food (Mutton Rendang, Nasi Kerabu & Nasi Ulam) for anything else in this world? Our Malaysian cuisine? They are such a tremendous delight and on the whole, when we speak about our Malaysian salad? Generally, in the family of Malay salads. How can we go wrong? We can't in fact. Our Malaysian raw salad (Kerabu Taugeh, Kerabu Kacang Botol & Kerabu Mangga) is so easy to put together. In fact for a fact, most raw salads (Vegetable Raita, Asian Watermelon Salad, Mango Cucumber Salad, Apple Cucumber Salad & Cucumber Yogurt Salad). Bunga Kantan/Ginger Torch Bud Pineapple Cucumber Salad? The central master key for the scent and aroma is obviously, bunga kantan (ginger torch bud) which I am still struggling in growing. Just can't get right no matter what so far. Nevermind, we can still buy? A dollar most probably for one. Making this salad? Ingredients listed below, but no hard and soft rules to the amount of ingredients. As little or as much as you like. Bunga Kantan/Ginger Torch Bud Pineapple Cucumber Salad? Crunchiness, tadbit of spiciness, tanginess and wondrous aroma of ginger torch bud. 

Ingredients (plus minus as per taste)
1/4 cucumber - remove seeds and slice thinly
1 medium piece pineapple - slice thinly (Pineapple Rasam)
1 bunga kantan/ginger bud - cut of the stem and thinly slice the bud
4 shallots - slice thinly
2 green chillies - slice thinly
2 tbsp roasted peanuts - lightly crush
3 sprigs mint leaves - the leaves shredded/sliced
A little lime juice
Salt for taste
Sugar? If you feel you should add
Super easy - add all the ingredients in a bowl, toss and done!!


  1. So fresh, crunchy and kind of salad!

  2. Wow !! that must be filling and healthy lunch /snack.

  3. Thanks for the sure it's delicious.

  4. Healthy salad ...we can have this in lunch to keep ourselves light

  5. i have no ideahow this would taste like. Have not even heard of such a combination!

  6. Salad looks super healthy and refreshing.. Love it.
    Advance Happy Diwali Navaneetham

  7. interesting recipe..the salad looks too good..the roasted peanuts must have given this salad a nice crunch and flavour...

  8. I wish my mom cooked like that for me bt lazy me need to try some new recipes.. this is simple and fuss free

  9. I love the look of the salad! It's only recently I learnt that torch ginger buds are edible. Lovely colour! Hope you had a great Diwali.

  10. Loved the combo of ingredients...will incorporate some of the ingredients next time in my salad....I always love the crunch of peanuts in my salads...Lovely share:)

  11. Such refreshing ingredients a salad I will enjoy.

  12. Salad looks soo fresh with soothing colors in it as well as healthy too..

  13. Love this colorful, flavorful and healthy salad!


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