In Sarawak there are many species of palm shoots that can be cooked as vegetables. Among the wild palm shoots that are popular are the Arenga brevipes (Aping- Iban), Eugeissona insignis , Eugeissonia tilis (Pantu - Iban) and Plectocomiopsis geminiflora (Lalis - Malay, Iban). Bamboo shoots are also commonly sold in many 'Tamu' or jungle produce markets. But today I found one palm species that is becoming easier to obtain its shoots and sold in tamu markets due to its popularity as a cash crop among Sarawak's smallholders. It is the oil palm shoot ( Sawit - Malay) as shown in the inset.