Acacia Pennata (Cha-om)

Thai: ???? (cha-om)

Acacia PennataThis vegetable doesn’t appear to have a common English name, so I’ll just refer to it by it’s Thai name: cha-om. It’s a bitter, thorny green vegetable. The leaves (not the stems) are used, primarily made into an omelette. This vegetable can be found in the West, primarily in the freezer of South East Asian groceries. Be careful not to prick yourself with the thorn when preparing this vegetable.

Storage: Store bagged in the refrigerator. Cha-om should last about a week or longer if kept dry.