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Arrowhead

Arrowhead (Chiku, Ngaku)
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Arrowhead/慈菇 is also known as chiku or ngaku. They are edible tubers and found in shallow wetlands.

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They are usually available only during the Chinese New Year season in Singapore due to their auspicious symbolism. The leaves when sprouted, are tall, up-pointing and resembles an arrowhead, symbolising continuous growth (步步高升). In Singapore, you can buy them from Giant or the wet markets. The tuber has a water content resembling water chestnut, and perish relatively quickly, so use them as soon as possible after purchase.

Arrowhead (Chiku, Ngaku)

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