One day, I walked down stairs to see what looked like a large wild onion and a tree limb on the dinning room table. I asked Jessie, “What is that?” She told me “Rice helper.” That means it is something to go with the rice. Hmm, looks like a tree to me.
I was thinking about taking it out and giving it to Juliet, my Philippine monkey. I don’t think she would have eaten it as she likes the most tender leaves and shoots. I sometimes give her a limb off a shrub in front of our porch. I just take the very tip, with the bright green shoot as that’s all she’ll eat but she will play with the rest of a limb and shred it.
I don’t really care for rice, I agree that rice needs all the help it can get. So I didn’t eat any of this. The name of this plant is malunggay. Is there anyone that knows more about this?
Filed under: Living in Cebu
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