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My grandparents saw, but didn't take, these online images at Chiu Chow Garden restauarant in Central, Hong Kong. They can't remember which website: perhaps OpenRice? What's the scientific name for the green?

Sources: Left, Right picture.


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I disagree with the other answer on Nov 13 2019. This looks like deep fried basil.

  • yes. with the purple ribs on the leaves, it looks like Thai basil, fried Mar 23, 2023 at 19:32

Looks like qúndài cài (裙带菜)/Wakame/sea mustard. enter image description here

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