Mint leaves come in different forms. This is the mint leaves that we Malaysians use in our laksa. One can find them sold in bunches in the supermarket.
Mint has a refreshing taste and chewing those green leaves down seem like very healthy. So, what better way than to consume a whole bunch of mint leaves as a meal?
RECIPE FOR MINT LEAVES SOUP
1 bunch of mint leaves (cost about RM1)
a few ikan bilis (anchovies) OR shrimp or dried shrimp OR fishball (this is to make the soup tastier)
1 pip garlic (smashed)
a little oil
A bowl of water (amount that you can consume in one sitting)
Remove individual leaves from the sprig. Wash and drip dry.
Heat oil and stir fry the shrimps or anchovies with garlic. Add water and simmer for a while.
Add salt and pepper to the soup. Pour in mint leaves. Immediately, crack an egg and turn off fire. Break the egg slightly to coat the mint leaves.
The heat will usually cooked the egg. Pour in a bowl and serve. One can either take this as part of a meal or eat it on its own.
Note : Eat immediately or else the reaction between the mint leaves and egg will cause the egg to turn an ugly dark purple colour. Be prepared to burppp (and then somemore) after a meal. Mint drives out ‘wind’ from your body.