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Matrimony Vine Leaves? (Paipew Leaves)

racer x Jun 6, 2012 03:43 PM

I have a package of what I think may be matrimony vine leaves. The package label says "paipew leaves," but I can't find any info on paipew leaves.

There seem to be just one or two (English-language) recipes floating around the internet for making matrimony vine leaves soup. I'm not really interested in making soup at the moment, though, and I'm wondering whether these leaves can be good when prepared in other ways? Salads? Stews? Stir-fries?

Of course, I could just try something, but some plants can be toxic, so I thought I'd ask here first.

Any recipe ideas?

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    racer x RE: racer x Jun 6, 2012 04:06 PM

    Here is a snapshot

    1. chefj RE: racer x Jun 6, 2012 05:23 PM

      That looks like Rau ram


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      1. re: chefj
        racer x RE: chefj Jun 6, 2012 07:10 PM

        Thanks. I think you're right!

        It doesn't taste anything, to me, like Western cilantro or mint. It tastes a little like raw carrot with a bit of soap (well, I suppose cilantro can have a bit of soap undertaste as well, but that's not the taste I think of when I think of cilantro).

        1. re: racer x
          chefj RE: racer x Jun 7, 2012 04:57 PM

          I agree it is a flavor unto it's self.

      2. chefj RE: racer x Jun 6, 2012 05:30 PM

        Matrimony Vine is the Wolfberry plant plant from what I find http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfberry

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