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Fish Mint (Herb) – Diếp Cá
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Fish Mint (Herb) – Diếp CáVietnamese Names: Diếp Cá, Dấp Cá, Lá GiápCommon Culinary Name: Fish Herb, Việt Fish MintCommon Ornamental Names: Chameleon plantBotanical Family & Name: Saururaceae, Houttuynia CordataVegetative Description: Vietnamese edible variety is all green (non-variegated), unlike most ornamental “ex. Chameleon” varieties of the same botanical family. Leaf are slightly heart shaped, with small, white flowers.Native Habitat & Ecology: Japan, Southern China, Southeast AsiaTasting Note: Strong fish aroma.Culinary Uses: Not commonly used in American-Vietnamese restaurant dishes because of the bold fishy flavors. But it is very popular in home dishes of grilled meats, fish soup dishes. Also, usually eaten raw in herb noodle salads and fresh home-made fresh spring rolls.Medicinal Uses: Treat stomach aches, indigestion and swellings. Leaves are crushed to a paste to cure insect bites, rashes & itching