Orchid Restaurant Winter Park Florida
There is a Thai restaurant in Winter Park Florida named Orchid that serves a dish that consists of leaves that are dipped in variety of different things and eaten in hand. Can anyone tell me what those leaves are?
The leaves for the Mieng Kum dish are called Betel Leaves - in Thai they are called "Bai Chapoo" - they grow on vines and are seasonal in FL. Most people think that they are a weed and do away with them when they see them in the yard.
Check out the wiki for the leaves here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betel