Vegetable fern is a type of plant that belongs to the fern family which can be used to cook. In addition to food, it can be used as an herb as well. Vegetable fern usually grows along riversides or wetlands than in the dense forest or areas that are fertile. It’s often found during the rainy season spreading all over Asia and Oceania. In addition, it is also an indicator of the environment that shows where the weather is bad, has impure soil with high level of chemicals in it. If it is so, the fern will not grow or sprout in that area.
Paco Fern is a type of edible fern which grows in wetlands and on riverbanks and is common during rainy season all over Asia and Oceania. It is also an environmental indicator; if an area has an unstable climate or impure soil, the Paco Fern simply won’t grow there. The plant is also rich in properties that are beneficial to our bodies and people have been known to harness these benefits in different ways and with different methods of cooking and preparation. It can be stir-fried with oyster sauce, added to Gang Liang or Tom Som curries, boiled or even dipped in southern chili paste or ‘budu’ sauce.