Bentong Ginger 文冬姜 in Bentong, Pahang is grown in the fertile land of Bukit Tinggi. The ginger grown here is said to have that extra oomph. The Chinese use Bentong ginger is used for cooking dishes especially those for confinement. The grated skin of the ginger is boiled in water for the new mother to take a bath. The price of this ginger this weekend was RM20 for a kilogram. A few weeks ago it was more than that. But if you go to Bentong, it would be a bit cheaper, say about RM13 to RM14.
Me? I buy it to make soup as it is good for help get rid of wind or gas from the body.