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Title: Colocasia Gigantea/Bac Ha
Post by: LivingParadise on April 01, 2017, 04:51:20 PM
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Living Paradise
Colocasia Gigantea/Bac Ha
on: October 21, 2016, 02:31:24 PM

I could use some advice on this.

I recently acquired a Colocasia Gigantea from a Vietnamese grower, which is a variety with edible stems known as Bac Ha in Vietnam. But I don't really know what I'm doing with the plant. I have read that the stems need to be peeled before cooking. As I understand it, you STILL can't eat this raw, the same as with Taro. But I have a lot of questions.

How do you prepare it? What are good recipes? How do you "peel the stem" of a fleshy stalked plant? Which part is edible and which is not? Is the root on these edible as well, as in Taro?

Anybody know anything about this plant? Would love to hear more, or from anyone else attempting to grow.