Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wild Star Fruit

The local Sarawak fruits season is in full swing ....and one of the fruits unique to Borneo is the Baccaurea angulata or tampoi belimbing or Wild Star Fruit (山杨桃). At this time of the year, you can also see the use of these fruits for great table decor in hotels or at large public functions.

This is also one of my favourite local seasonal fruits.



The fruits come in this bright red, or pink and I have seen some  that are yellowish pink.

When you cut the fruit open .....






Just eat the white juicy, sometimes translucent segments! They can range from very sweet to a sweet tangy taste.

3 comments:

  1. nice idea..thanks for sharing...

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  2. I would love to try this (or any of the other native Borneo fruits) any tips for finding them would be welcome

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  3. I would love to try this (or any of the other native Borneo fruits) any tips for finding them would be welcome

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