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Persicaria odorata, Laksa Leaf Plant (12cm Pot)
Persicaria odorata, Laksa Leaf Plant (12cm Pot)
Persicaria odorata, Laksa Leaf Plant (12cm Pot)

Persicaria odorata, Laksa Leaf Plant (12cm Pot)

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Persicaria odorata, the Vietnamese coriander, is a herb whose leaves are used in Southeast Asian cooking. Other English names for the herb include Vietnamese mint, Vietnamese cilantro, Cambodian mint, hot mint and laksa leaf.

It is a perennial plant that grows best in tropical and subtropical zones in warm and damp conditions. The top of its leaf is dark green, with chestnut-colored spots while the leaf's bottom is burgundy red. The stem is jointed at each leaf. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It rarely flowers outside the tropics, but it is the leaves that have strong culinary use.

Persicaria odorata is identified with Vietnamese cuisine, where it is commonly eaten fresh in salads (including chicken salad) and in raw summer rolls. In Singapore and Malaysia, the shredded leaf is an essential ingredient of laksa, a spicy noodle soup, so much so that the Malay name daun laksa means "laksa leaf."

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