Friday, July 27, 2007

Local fruits, Bali

On the way up to Kintamani (to view the volcano and lake), we passed by loads of fruit trees.
We kept quiet at the beginning, observing the various fruit trees on both sides of the road. It was nearing 1pm when we asked Ketut is we were any where near Kintamani.

Lebih kurang 1 jam lagi, Ketut replied

Our stomachs were already protesting, we need to eat something..
Apa tu? Bollywood Queen pointed to her right. We see some small trees with fruits resembling mandarin oranges..

Tu buah jeruk, Ketut replied patiently, as we have been asking him question on Bali for the past 2 hours..
We saw a stall by the road selling fruits and we promptly stopped to do some marketing..hehe

Jeruk did taste like mandarin oranges, albeit a slightly sour version of it. We also had buah salak, which can be found in Malaysia. Bali's buah salak is sweeter and more fragrant though..

The buah belanda was hard to miss with it's vivid colouring.. All of us wanted to try it so the local quickly cut a fruit for us..I cant describe the flavour, it's something I've not tasted before. Sweet, sour, tangy..and crunchy, as we are to eat it with the seeds, this local fruit was erm, different. Not one of my favourite though..

I prefer buah markisa, which tasted something like passion fruit.. Eaten again, with the seeds; the first taste that hits you is sweetness, followed by sourness....The funny thing is, if you choose eat the fruit without the seeds, it's actually really sour. But if you chew it with the crunchy seeds, it somehow neutralises the sourness and it tasted just fine. And no worries about the seed; it dont have the raw, green taste. It tasted something like sunflower seeds, but crunchier..
My friend said that we can find buah markisa in Msia, have you bought it before?

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Blogger rajeshsharma7777 said...

Healthy lifestyle requires healthy eating.Which are the healthy fruits.

27 July, 2007  
Blogger Lyrical Lemongrass said...

must be great to try so many types of fruits. I've only tried salak. Others look kinda strange.

27 July, 2007  
Blogger KampungboyCitygal said...

never seen anything like that before..tried buah salak which is more common in msia

28 July, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

rajeshsharma7777: welcome! yes, totally agree wth you

lyrical lemongrass: some are quite nice, like markisa. but i think i prefer cambodia's local fruit, ie, milk fruit. that's real yummy

kampungboycitygal: yeah, me neither, till i was might as well try it..hehe

30 July, 2007  
Blogger Kenny Mah said...

I've had markisa in a drink (blended) when I was in Jakarta a couple of years back... even then it had the seeds in the drink! So you're probably right about the seeds neutralising the taste.

Any more upcoming posts on Bali? You are so whetting my appetite for a visit there la. ;)

30 July, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

kenny: really? i didnt come across any jus markisa when i was there though.. yes, more bali post to come..hehe..going there soon? ;)

30 July, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

Aren't markisa = passion fruit?

30 July, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

jason: no ler..passion fruit is buah delima.. looks similar to markisa, but more pinkish red in colour..

30 July, 2007  
Blogger MeiyeN said...

i had my 1st buah salak @ bali! i came back raved bout it... only realised that it can be found in msia too.... :p

31 July, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

mei yen: you're so cute ler..hehe..did you try other local fruits there?

01 August, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi all,
passion fruit is not buah delima. buah delima is pomegranades.

there are 2 types of markisa in Indonesia. the one used to make syrup is the sour one, also known as passion fruit (maracuja). the one you ate is the sweet type of buah markisa.


13 August, 2007  
Blogger Royal Knight said... this is how the buah looks like...
my dad is actually planting the tree of is DAMN Expensive...each tree cost dad bought around 10...
one of his friends said that planting this buah is very profitable...each tree will produce around 1 ton of buah per month...i dunno the truth though.1 kg is rm5@6...u do the math...

06 June, 2008  

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