There are two popular sour fruits which are very similar in appearance and taste found in most part of South East Asia. Though very similar in many aspects, they have different ID, Snake fruit is identified as Salacca edulis Reinw and buah Ridan/Salak hutan is […]
Month: October 2020
What are the popular sour, sour fruits of Malaysia(part 1)?
The most popular sour fruit of Malaysia is Buah kedondong. Its ID is Spondias dulcis, also known as Ambara in Malaysia, June plum in Jamaica. Its common name is golden apple or tropical apple. Buah kudondong, Spondias dulcis The mature fruit is crunchy, tastes […]
Nutritional composition of Malaysia fruits and vegetables
This post serves as a resource centre for my other posts in this blog. This is the work of Mr Kueh Hong Siong and Voon Boon Hoe, the research officers at the Semongok research Centre,Kuching,Sarawak. Table 1 Table 2 Table 3 Table 4 […]
What about ‘ Durian cempedak’ ? Have you seen one?
Artocarpus is a genus of trees found in South-eastern Asia and in the Pacific. The fruits in the genus of Artocarpus are terap, tempunik, pingan, bintawak, cempedak, pedadai, nangka and kemangsi. Since we have written a post on the terap and its related fruits like […]
More exotic fruits from our rainforest (part 2) – Langgir, the fruit for shampoo
Langgir is a very special fruit to me. It reminds me of my late mother. I have fond memories of langgir. Though it tastes just plainly sweet without much flavor, langgir holds a very special place in my heart. Ripe langgir fruits When I […]
Are those Tampoi fruits? Let’s find out ……..
Towards the end of the fruit season which normally falls on December, a few species of Tampoi/tampui fruits are always on display in various weekends and night markets. One of these is the Ucong(Iban), Belimbing Hutan(Malay), Belimbing Api or simply known as Red angular Tampoi. […]
More goodies from our rainforest -Terap vs Bintawak
Artocarpus is a genus of trees found in South-eastern Asia and in the Pacific. The fruits in the genus of Artocarpus are terap, tempunik, pingan, bintawak, tekalong, terap bulu, cempedak, nangka and kemangsi. In this post, we will just focus on terap, terap bulu and […]
More exotic fruits from our rainforest (part 1) – Engkalak vs Avocado
Engkala (Litsea garciae) and avocado (Persea americana) belong to the same family of lauraceae. Engkala is also known as the butter fruit. I spent my childhood in my hometown where wild fruits were plenty and engkala/engkalak was one of the many exotic fruits we […]