Wednesday, May 09, 2012


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

Stir Fried Lily Bud / Kimcan Goreng

Source : - Patyskitchen.


1packets of lily buds - (roughly about 1 packet)
50 g baby carrots half
8 to 12 small or medium sized prawns (shelled and deveined)
3 cloves garlic (chopped finely)
150 ml of hot water
corn starch (mix 1 teaspoon corn flour with 50 ml water)
dash of sesame oil
2 tablespoons of cooking oil

2 tbsp light soy sauce and white pepper powder to taste
1 teaspoon oyster sauce


Heat oil in wok. Saute garlic with prawns till prawns start to curl and turn red. Remove prawns from wok and add carrots and lily buds. Stir well for 2 minutes whilst sprinkling water gradually to keep it moist.

Add seasoning before returning prawns to the wok. Stir for another minute or two. Add a dash od sesame oil.If love a thicker sauce add in some cornstarch mixture


Mas said...

Assalamualaikum kak paty cayang...
sedappnya tengok sayur kimcan tu...
tapi mas tak pernah rasa lagi..
jadi tertarik lak nengoknya...
nnti kalau jumpa sayur nie..
akan mas cuba...he3

asyifamustaffa said...

Salam kak Paty,
sy x bole makan ler syur nie...x tau nape...tiap kali mkan msti keluar balik....
tp rasa nak...masa makan tu sedap lepas tu....huhuhu...mmg azab le...smpi sakit2 perut...air mata pun meleleh gak....
ke kene masak dgn betul ke?

tun_telani said...

kak paty.. tun xpernah jumpa nih.. jakun je tgk..

Ayam said...

Salam Paty...haha sayur nie orang chinese suka makan. saya tahu makan saja tapi nak cari benda nie agak susah sebab kena cari kat pasar cina saja..macam di kedah nie susah la sikit berbanding pasar bayan baru kan.

hazila said...

Saya pernah beli lily bud ni masa pergi Cameron Highland. Tapi terlupa nak masak dan akhirnya masuk tong...

rahel said...

Wah,menarik resepi ni..ada lily la..

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