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Explanation: at least that is what it is called here in the US. sorry A-MMI, i have not visited the site you provided yet, but i am quite sure it's NOT a type of bean, yam or otherwise. i buy sengkuang quite often here for salad.
jicama is the mexican name for the veg. it is also referred to as Mexican potato, but the more common name for it as far as people in the culinary world is concerned is i think jicama.
just so alina can be certain that we are referring to the same vegetable, here's a description of jicama:
a large, bulbous root vegetable with thin brown skin and white crunchy flesh. good both raw and cooked. great for salad. in the m'sia that i remember no pasembur will be without it. :)
yam2u United States Native speaker of: Malay, English PRO pts in pair: 147