Thursday, November 5, 2009

Enlisting the help of Netizens... in particular 1Malaysians

What fruit/plant/veg are the following?
We found these specimens at Tanah Rimba and Bukit Tinggi Market. Your help in identifying them will bring good karma to you for enlightening many other netizens.

Specimen A - Fruit. Looks like a yellow brinjal/persimmon. Tastes similar to a mildly sweet persimmon. Texture; smooth creamy/ over ripe persimmon. Size; a little bigger than a large orange.

Specimen B - Fruit. Probably non edible. Initially thought it was a poorly grown apple.

Specimen C - Fruit. Edible unknown. Should have taken home a sample.

Specimen D - Fruit. Again, i should have plucked one home to dissect!

This one is self explanatory... Binjai(Mangifera caesia). Saw this at a PLUS Highway stop. Initially thought it was another name for the ciku fruit but apparently its different fruit altogether. A sweet sour white flesh mango which is indigenous to Borneo according to Wiki and another blog. Size; a really large ciku! I didn't think about buying some for tasting until while typing this post.
There is also the wild mango variety called quinine which looks very similar to your supermarket mangoes, usually green and emits extra pungent mango scent when ripe. Usually very sweet and fibrous. I have a picture of it from a village orchard but can't seem to locate it for this post.


J said...

Oh my goodness - so many alien looking fruit! And to think they are (I guess) all native to Malaysia....

Ooh, next time buy more and pass to Nigel&Allan and CY! Then they can make a 1Malaysia cake. :) :)

CUMI & CIKI said...

u don't know.. then you are no use to me woman... arrrrgggh.. no! will this monkey live in ingnorance forever.. noooooo !

Tummythoz said...

Inetersting post! Will be back for (note it's not 'with') answers.

qwazymonkey said...

I don't care is specimen A is a cross breed of whatever and whatever...genetically engineered fruit is so yummy! Should have bought more of it.

Wonder what other fruits would taste good together...hmmm pineapple+watermelon, mango+orange, banana+cocoa...hehehe

Brother B said...

i just read recently PM Najid officiating some agricultural event and was featurd 'admiring' some giant guava (the size of a pillow). It was freaky. ....cloudy with a chance of guava more like it

Huai Bin said...

I thought Specimen A is a ciku from the looks and description of it.

Oh, that fruit you're refering to, we have one growing back home (am from Sibu) in the backyard. It's called "kui nin" (in Foochow), not related to quinine the malaria medication.

It's a huge tree that grows high up and the fruit is quite tasty once you've aquired a taste for it.

It's not sweet like mangos but it's tart and sour and has a nice smell to it.

fatboybakes said...

didja all go to bt tinggi again? how come i havent seen any of these fruit except the non edible one? the first one looks fascinating. or was it from a previous trip?

eiling lim said...

eh how come I've never seen all these before in my entire 25 years of life?!!

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

*hanging down in shame and handing over Malaysian passport*

I dunno.

CUMI & CIKI said...

tummy thoz ? qmunkey:
dont leave me this way...yyy , (the communards) - can nobody help:P

CUMI & CIKI said...

brother B:
cloudy with a chance of guava more like it .. *grin* !!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

A is a ciku?!! sure or not? don't taste nuthin like a ciku ler.. :)

are you asking me more questions or giving me and answer?! chis!

hybrid perhaps? LOL

we better change red to some other color la :P

~Christine~Leng said...

I'm ashamed T.T
I have not seen any of theeeeseee! huhu..

worldwindows said...

The first one is called Breast Milk Fruit/Vu Sua by the Vietnamese. Ate some of them there for desserts and was yummy. Google 'Vu Sua' and see. The rest beats me.

J said...

Eeyer. Call me useless? :P
Dowan to komen aneemore. :P :P

thule a.k.a leo said...

*clueless look*

Gratitude said...

From the fruit and leaves, Specimen C is probably a cousn of the fig. Did you manage to view the insides of the fruit? Figs sld hv red flesh.

Keropok Man said...

u dun know if its edible or not, u just eat it?

first fruit looks persimmonish to me. LOL

Regg said...

Specimen C is most likely to be what the chinese called 'pei pa go'. it has hairy yellow skin and a black pit. It is very nice to eat fresh minus the skin. Had it when i was little in my grandpa's farm.

rokh said...

i am always waiting for the answer like the rest. so we are truly 1Malaysia right? :P

kampungboycitygal said...

errrrr errrrrrrrr feel ashame and run away!!!

CUMI & CIKI said...

CL: Now you have seen and you will know the truth!

WW: Thanks for identifying Specimen A! I don't know why they also call Vu Sua a "Star Apple". Citrus fruits also look like star when cut laterally. The one we had, you couldnt cut laterally because of the seed. Google images came up with various colors of the fruit. Some were purple!

J:Don't leave me this way.... (song)

Thule:"no change in expression look"

Gratitude: DOn't think its a fig. This had leaves covering it. Should have taken one home.

Keropok: If only we look home all of it and disected it!

Regg: Could anyone confirm if its the chinese loquat/Pei pa?

rokh: tik tok tik tok

qwazymonkey said...

u know WW is right about specimen A, it remember the lady telling that's it's called "Milk Melon" or something liddat.

It's like delicious!

thenomadGourmand said...

*readin all the comments above & happily filing awy the knwledge in a corner of the brain* ;p

worldwindows said...

Specimen 3 may be "Loquat" originating from Japan and China a friend told me:)