Vietnamese Names: Rau Càng Cua
Common Culinary Name: Vietnamese crab claw herb, salad pepperomia
Botanical Family & Name: Pepperomia Pellucida
Vegetative Description: Small, crawling plant with shiny, slightly heart shaped leaves. Succulent stems and leaves with long flower spikes. Leaves are slightly heart shaped, tapering to a point at the ends.
Native Habitat: Asia
Tasting Note: Very fragrant, floral, slightly spicy
Culinary Uses: Stir fried with beef and tossed in various salads.
Propagation: Easily propagated by cuttings in water or soil with quickly spreading root runners.