According to their origin myth, Tiwa Feo people are so named, and are prohibited from burning Candlenut
(Feo) wood or using it as timber, not because they came originally from a place named 'Candlenut
' (although there are indeed places of this name on Flores Island) but because their ancestors were transformed from candlenuts
gathered by a childless ancestral couple.
(optional, and if these can't be sourced macadamia nuts are a good substitute)
(or macadamia nuts or blanched almonds)
Indians use cashews and almonds while in Thailand people make extensive use of candlenuts
and Brazilian peanuts in their distinctive and aromatic style of cooking.
For the laksa: In a food processor, puree the lemongrass, garlic, turmeric, galangal, ginger, candlenuts
, onion, chilies, and blachan.