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When I was a young kid, I remember I enjoyed climbing up gooseberry tree and picking star gooseberry fruits despite I didn't like to eat it. These tiny edible yellow berries are pungent and overwhelmingly sour. No joke, they are really sour. Only a small bit, it surely gets my eyes to blink involuntarily. Haha!

Speaking of its leaves however, the taste is a total opposite. Fondly know as sweet leaf or Cekur Manis (Manis Cai in local Chinese), the leaf is brilliantly sweet be in the soup or a simple stir-fried. A popular preparation style of Cekur Manis is stir-fried cekur manis with egg.
Making it into soup is also a great option. That's what I love to order at Pan Mee restaurant. A dedicated bowl of sweet leaf soup, however a small portion easily cost RM5 in Penang. If you're looking for a decent Cekur Manis soup recipe for kids or for yourself, then check out this lovable Sweet Leaf home food recipe here.

10 sticks of Cekur Manis (Manis Cai)
1 large egg (beaten)
A small chunk of brown Shimeji mushroom
2 tbsp wolfberry (goji) - rinsed, then soaked in 1/4 cup of water
2-3 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp cooking oil
Dash of salt

1. Pluck only the sweet leaves. Wash and rinse well.
2. Grab a wok, heat up.
3. Pour in a tsp of cooking oil. Saute the garlic until fragrance with low-medium heat.
4. Place mushroom & wolfberry, stir to cook well.
5. Add a little of wolfberry juice from soaked water if needed.
6. Place all the sweet leaves. Stir with medium fire.
7. Add the rest of wolfberry juice. Cover wok with lid and allow the vegetables to cook at low-medium heat. Sprinkle some salt to taste.
8. Pour the egg in the middle, allow it to harden a little. Then only stir to mix well.
9. Ready to be served!


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