Garlic (malay/chinese = Bawang Puteh)


Garlic cloves used for cooking

Garlic plant

Garlic leaves (Chives) on sale

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Description of Garlic

Garlic (Allium sativum) is a member of the same botanical family as onions, leeks and spring onions.
Garlic is without doubt the most versatile and most commonly used herb/spice/vegetable of all, and is found in many types of cuisines or cooking styles worldwide.


More than one type of garlic is sold in Southeast Asian markets; locally grown garlic cloves are
usually only half the size of their Western counterparts. In Asia, garlic is used in large amounts, particularly in Thai and Korean cooking. In addition to being used whole, it is commonly pounded as part of a seasoning paste, chopped and added to stir-fry dishes and stews, sliced and deep-fried until crisp, and as a savoury garnish for vegetables, soups and noodles.


Recipe #3 Nonya Chap Chye uses: Garlic


 

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