In various countries in East-Asia Houttuynia cordata is eaten not only because it’s seen as a vegetable, but also for its medicinal properties. In countries including China and Vietnam Houttuynia cordata is regularly eaten as salad to help relieve symptoms of illnesses such as influenza, constipation, bloating of the stomach and more.
Below is a simple recipe for Houttuynia cordata root salad popular in Vietnam.
Houttuynia cordata roots, oil )to fry chillies), salt, soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, chicken essence, red oil, dried chillies.
1, Remove the leaves from the plant so only the roots remain.
2. Clean the roots several times with cold water ensuring all sediment is removed.
3. Soak in cold water for at least 10 minutes, remove and leave to dry.
4. Warm the oil in a wok until hot, fry the chillies until crisp and fragrant, leave to cool.
5. Place Houttuynia cordata in a salad bowl, add the chillies and remaining ingredients, mix well and serve.
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