Recipe | Juhu Singkah ft. Kalimantan Tengah

My first thought was,

“These open-toed Birkenstocks were not the right choice of footwear for this afternoon walk in the jungle.”

While my eyes were quick to track the mosquitoes swarming me, the eyes of the Dayak minas leading me were quick to track something else.

Itu rotan.”

I squinted my eyes. “Dimana?”

They pointed and I spotted a menacing vine covered with thorns suspended mid-air between trees.

“Itu rotan?”


How the first Dayaks came to see this plant — the same source of material for outdoor furniture and handicrafts — as edible is beyond me.
Continue reading “Recipe | Juhu Singkah ft. Kalimantan Tengah”