This is my first encounter with “lily bud”. I have not seen or even realize that they can be eaten until I saw these “lily buds” in Cameron Highland recently. I bought 1 packet and asked the seller how to prepare the lily buds. They told me lily buds are just like other ordinary vegetables. She recommended that I stir fried the lily buds with shrimps. Lily buds are actually aromatic, though not as fragrant as the flower itself. Hence, when you stir fry them, you get a pleasant smelling dish.
Fantastic they are fragrant and slightly sweetish lily buds paired with fresh prawns and crunchy carrots. I used baby carrots here. Amazingly they taste like asparagus. I love this dish
This is my recipe for Stir Fried Lily Buds with Shrimps. If you love hot and spicy then you can add some chili paste