Am having a writer's block I think. Or maybe its called cooking block or something because whatever recipe I tried to make turns out rather disastrous. Since I have neglected the blog for a few days , mainly because I couldnt make anything worth reporting :P. So Have decide to show you a rather unusual but quite an intresting fruit. Its known as the snake fruit, or salak hear in malaysia. I think the name is due to its snake like skin.
I have seen two types of these, a dark brown variety , which is plump and full and a lighter brown variety , which is more elongated . I have tasted the plumper one, and its got a slightly sweet with a bit of sour taste to itor do you call it tangy taste. It was until recetly I found out that when buying you have to choose the bigger more fuller ones which makes it easier to peel to expose a more sweeter white flesh , which are usually 3 segments with a big seed inside.
I eat it as it is and its kinda addictive to me but after eating a couple of them you get a dry taste in the mouth. They also have a very prickly skin, the ones I buy are fresh at the farmers markets here so they sometimes sell with the spiney thorns so best to rub a rough clean towel to remove it. Unfortunately couldnt find much infomation about it , maybe this might help here.