Posted On April 17, 2007
If you ever wonder how galangal (lengkuas)plant looks like, check out the picture below. The picture was taken right before it started to rain last week. I have to dig out the rhizome because I need it to cook singgang. If you want to learn what singgang is all about, do drop by at my cooking and food blog, CintaRasa.com later.
I hardly used lengkuas in my cooking so usually when I bought lengkuas at the market, I always end up having a growing one in the kitchen.
It is quite easy to grow, you just soak the rhizome in water and after a few days you can see new eyes coming out and if you really let it soak further you can actually see new roots and leaves starting to grow.
That’s why I have such a big lengkuas plant at the yard in front of my house. It’s all because of the soaking I did to save the bought galangal rhizome, haha!