A private nature park developed by Syarikat Lanskap Kambatik based on the principles of ecological diversity, oil palm integrated agro-forestry practices and Kambatik landscape design philosophy and aesthetics
Friday, May 27, 2016
Free, fresh and fulfilling fern
Lunch at the park.
A small basketful of Miding
It is one of my favourite food at the park. It is free, fresh and fulfilling. This morning I collected the 'Miding' ferns ( Stenochlaena palustris) in ample quantities for a decent lunch (see inset). These ferns grow wild and naturally in damp areas near the Kruak wetlands. The quantity I collected this morning would have cost me RM 2 if I were to buy it at the local 'tamu' ( jungle produce market). The miding ferns have first of all to be fried with the famous shrimp paste of Bintulu called 'belachen' in the local Melanau dialect ( Belacan - Malay) . The paste is pounded with other ingredients like anchovies, red chillies etc. Once fried you need to consume the freshly cooked miding with hot rice and perhaps a little fish meat. That's the fun of it. Quick to get, quick to eat. Very fulfilling. Thanks to nature.