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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Snake fruit

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.

14 comments:

  1. I have never seen this fruits ever, very interesting fruit..

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  2. I don't think I had these fruit before...the name fits perfectly.

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  3. So interesting. I've never ever seen this fruit. The sweet and sour description sounds delicious though!

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  4. Never heard abt this one, but seems good..

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  5. oh wow cool fruit wish we could get it here maybe I will see if I can find in india when I go, love ya your a good Mum and give your lil guy loads of great food

    Rebecca

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  6. oh yum! anytime you want to send some over... please feel free!! ;)

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  7. These fruits are only be found in the forest. I've seen them many times but never tried them before. How silly! I think I should give it a try next time. haha.... Have a great day!
    Cheers, Kristy

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  8. Never seen of snake fruit, never heard of it either! Looks interesting!

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  9. Oh! I never seen this fruit...although do not like snake, this fruit looks interesting...

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  10. I never saw or heard of these! I'm glad you showed us - they sound interesting.

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  11. i like the fruit, not the snakes ;)

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  12. I've never seen this fruit before, it looks interesting!

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  13. never heard or seen this fruit before..nice to know about this fruit...looks very interesting...

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