Sauropus androgynus, also known as katuk, star gooseberry, or sweet leaf, is a shrub grown in some tropical regions as a leaf vegetable. In Chinese it is called mani cai (???); in Japan it is called amame shiba (?????); in Malay it is called cekur manis, sayur manis, or asin-asin; in Thai it is called pak waan; in Vietnamese, it is called rau ngót; and in Kerala, India it is called madhura cheera. Its multiple upright stems can reach 2.5 meters high and bear dark green oval leaves 5-6 cm long. It is one of the most popular leaf vegetables in South Asia and Southeast Asia and is notable for high yields and palatability. The shoot tips have been sold as tropical asparagus. In Vietnam, the locals cook it with crab meat, minced pork or dried shrimp to make soup. In Malaysia, it is commonly stir-fried with egg or dried anchovies.
Its multiple upright stems can reach 2.5 meters
green oval leaves
5-6 cm long.