Have you ever eaten this vegetable? It is called 'Sayur Midin' in Sarawak. It is absolutely delicious when cooked with belacan (shrimp paste).
Midin is quite expensive nowadays, and this small bunch down here cost RM2.00. And that is not all, only the tip of the of the fern is used in cooking and the rest is discarded due to its tough fibrous feel. On the other hand, the tip is tender yet crunchy to the bite.
If you go to the areas around Permaijaya or Senadin you can see this vegetable growing wild nearby the roadsides. I have noticed too there are some growing near the roadside of Miri Bypass. This midin grows wild and probably pesticide free.
Anyway hubby bought 2 bunches of these the other day, and I can tell you...it took me almost half an hour to separate the part for cooking and the part to discard. BUT once I have cooked them and ate them hot, fuyooo... they sure was delicious :)
Midin, after separation & before I cook them
To cook, ground 2 - 3 garlic, 1 shallot, several chillies depending how hot you want it to be and about 2" belacan.
Heat up the ingredients in some cooking oil, then add in the midin. Cook until just when its natural juice boils, and then add salt to taste.
Right, eat it while its hot!