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[Watch] Woman Buys Nasi Lemak, Gets A Surprise Instead

[Watch] Woman Buys Nasi Lemak, Gets A Surprise Instead

She almost finished eating her nasi lemak bungkus when she found a cluster of eggs stuck to the banana leaf.

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In a bid to live sustainably and be more eco-friendly, many have supported the move to use natural food packaging such as wrapping food in banana leaves.

For those of us living in Malaysia, we’re used to seeing nasi lemak wrapped in banana leaves.

However, a woman recently found an extra ingredient in the nasi lemak she ordered and ate.

In a video posted by Rose Biru Media, the woman said she almost finished eating her nasi lemak when she found a cluster of eggs stuck on the banana leaf. You can say that’s organic food!

Her mother told her it looked like frog eggs. Meanwhile, her partner tried to calm her down and said it could be basil seeds.

I no longer want to eat nasi lemak packed in banana leaves from now on.

The woman wrote in the caption

Wait, don’t frogs lay eggs in water?

If you’re wondering whether those are genuinely frog eggs, you’re not alone. While it’s common knowledge that frogs do lay their eggs in water, some frog species like the tree frogs do lay their eggs on tree leaves, above the water.

While we can’t say for sure if the eggs in the video are frog eggs or snail eggs, we do have a species of tree frog in Malaysia known as the Malayan Treehole Frog (Metaphrynella pollicaris).

According to Ecology Asia, the Malayan Treehole Frog is often heard but not seen which explains why a lot of us are oblivious of its existence here. These frogs live in tree trunk hollows and bamboo hollows.

Apparently, we can hear the frog calls at night in hilly areas such as Fraser’s Hill, Cameron Highlands, and Maxwell Hill.

Another species that’s closely related to the Malayan Treehole Frog is known as the Bornean Treehole Frog (Metaphrynella sundana) and they can be found in Borneo.


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