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Searching for what "Oh Bey" leaf was and finally got the answer ("Opeh") via @ieatishootipost Congrats on new book!

Searching for what "Oh Bey" leaf was and finally got the answer ("Opeh") via @ieatishootipost Congrats on new book!

Rejoice! Rejoice! Those who still remember eating Hokkien Mee wrapped in the traditional Opeh (Areca) Leaf will rejoice when they see the picture above! You know the adage "The brain is the biggest sex organ?" Well it turns out the brain is also the biggest taste organ as well. Somehow, when you see the Opeh Leaf, your brain immediately tells you that the taste of the Hokkien Mee is bound to be great! The uncle tells me that he doesn't think the leaf imparts any taste to the Hokkien Mee, but Hokkien Mee Afficianados would disagree. By the way, have you ever wondered where the leaf comes from? The humble Opeh leaf comes from the inner sheath of the bark of the Betel Nut tree and was used extensively during the Post War years to wrap foods like Hokkien Mee and Chee Cheong Fun. We now have to import these leaves from Malaysia and they are not cheap. They cost about 30 cents p...

Full article: http://ieatishootipost.sg/2006/11/serangoon-hokkien-mee-h...

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