Malaysian Fruits that you must taste and enjoy. Malaysia has a variety of delicious and nutritious fruits. These fruits come in different colours, shapes and sizes. They smell differently too.
If you ask a Malaysian, what is the most popular fruit in Malaysia? 99% would definitely say, Durian. Though it’s odour may not attract tourist but once you’ve tasted it, you would fall in love with its custard-like creamy taste.
Previously I have shared with you the Most Popular Food in Malaysia. The food that we as Malaysians enjoy and many tourist that comes to Malaysia enjoys it too.
Today, I will share with you a few of the most popular fruit that can be found easily in Malaysia and if you are a tourist in Malaysia, you must not miss the opportunity to try out these fruits. Anything taste way better when you eat it in the country it is grown.
9 Malaysian Fruits That You Must Taste
Here are the list of my choice of 9 Malaysian Fruits that is a must try.
Durian is known as the Raja Buah (King of Fruits). You either love this fruit or you hate it. Never in between. Many hate this fruit because of
It’s not easy to open up a durian if you are not a pro. Be prepared with gloves because the thorns are sharp and you need to put a little pressure to open the fruit. Inside you will usually find white or yellow
Mangosteen or locally known as Manggis is dubbed the Queen of fruits. Why? One, because it has a crown-like shape at the top of it and two because it is always available at the same time as Durian. The king is always accompanied by his queen, doesn’t he? When it is ripe, the Mangosteen is dark purple on the outside and has white edible flesh inside. You just have to put the fruit in the middle of both your palm and press it open. Then eat the sweet white flesh inside.
Rambutan has a hairy outer skin. When it is ripe, it is either red or yellow. To eat its flesh, you got to peel its outer hairy skin. The rambutan does resemble the lychee. It taste very sweet and can be bought for about RM5 per kilo.
Papaya or locally known as Betik, is another fruit that is commonly found in Malaysia. The papaya is
A Cempedak looks very similar to a jackfruit (Nangka). However the size of a cempedak is much smaller and it has a stronger smell. To cut open a cempedak, it is advice to oil your knife first to make the process easier. Inside of the cempedak, you will find golden yellow flesh that taste sweet. But Malaysians prefer to eat the fried version of cempedak or better known as Cempedak Goreng. The cempedak flesh is dipped into a flour batter and deep fried until it is golden brown.
The starfruit gets its name from
Jambu Air or Water Guava is also known as rose apple or water apple. The Jambu Air is a bell-shaped fruit that is either light pink or dark red when ripe. It is crunchy, juicy and sweet… very similar to an apple. The locals like to eat Jambu Air dipped in a spicy sauce. The sauce is made of dark soya sauce, sugar and chillies. Malaysian love anything and everything spicy.
Known as Ciku to the locals, the Sapodilla fruit is very sweet. At a glance the Ciku looks like a potato. To eat the ciku, you got to peel its brown skin and beneath that you will find its sweet flesh and it also has a black seed inside. It can be quite difficult to find ciku all year round because it’s tree only bears fruits twice a year.
The Langsat has a transparent flesh that has a combination of sweet and sour taste. But before you eat it, first you have to peel off its light brown skin. Inside its transparent flesh, you would find a few flat seeds. Do not eat the seeds, it tastes bitter.
Which of the 9 Malaysian Fruits listed above have you tasted or maybe its one of your favourite? Do share with me in the comment section below.