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Posted 12 September 2013 - 11:04 AM

Good Morning,

Is it possible to grow cowslip creepers in Singapore?
If yes, where can I find the seeds?
I like to cook soup with these but very seldom find them in the market or supermarket.

Thanks.

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Posted 12 September 2013 - 01:30 PM

View Postwhlau51, on 12 September 2013 - 11:04 AM, said:

Good Morning,

Is it possible to grow cowslip creepers in Singapore?
If yes, where can I find the seeds?
I like to cook soup with these but very seldom find them in the market or supermarket.

Thanks.

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg634/whlau51/6c0939c3-6eb9-4b69-a071-cb97dac69c0d.jpg


World Farm sells them at $7 a pt and I have seen them at Kovan nursies.
I am also looking for seeds but very expensive on line.
They are labelled as Tongkin jasmine /telosma cordata /pakalana in online seed catalogues.
If you got kawan in Malaysia,ask them as it is easier to find .
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Posted 12 September 2013 - 09:07 PM

View Postwhlau51, on 12 September 2013 - 11:04 AM, said:

Good Morning,

Is it possible to grow cowslip creepers in Singapore?
If yes, where can I find the seeds?
I like to cook soup with these but very seldom find them in the market or supermarket.

Thanks.

http://i1247.photobucket.com/albums/gg634/whlau51/6c0939c3-6eb9-4b69-a071-cb97dac69c0d.jpg

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Hey there,

Just curious how do you cook cowslips?
Which part of plant you use? Flower or leaves? And what is its beneficial properties?
Thank you.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:12 PM

View PostBee Sting, on 12 September 2013 - 01:30 PM, said:

World Farm sells them at $7 a pt and I have seen them at Kovan nursies.
I am also looking for seeds but very expensive on line.
They are labelled as Tongkin jasmine /telosma cordata /pakalana in online seed catalogues.
If you got kawan in Malaysia,ask them as it is easier to find .


I am going to KL soon to visit kawan kawan and relatives, non gardeners.
Do you know whereabouts can I get them?
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:14 PM

View PostEchinacea, on 12 September 2013 - 09:07 PM, said:

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Hey there,

Just curious how do you cook cowslips?
Which part of plant you use? Flower or leaves? And what is its beneficial properties?
Thank you.

The flowers (buds) are the part we eat, as shown in the picture I posted above.
We used to get them from the supermarket and I believe they come from Thailand.
But I have not seen them at all nowadays.
They are common in Thai cooking. My mum used to cook egg soup with them and I love it.
I goggled and found the Thai put them in salad, fried them with noodles…
An article also said these flowers are good source of calcium and vitamin A & C.
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Posted 14 September 2013 - 01:45 AM

View Postwhlau51, on 13 September 2013 - 11:12 PM, said:

I am going to KL soon to visit kawan kawan and relatives, non gardeners.
Do you know whereabouts can I get them?


in Malaysia ,they call them bunga tongkeng.No idea where to get them.Maybe Sungei Buloh nurseries


Look in this forum - "Plant ID for a plant my parents call bunga tongkeng". You will see photos of it. Chines call it night jasmine as in that old 50s song.
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