Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Butter Fruit / Velvet Apple First Bite

I read somewhere that when Putrajaya was being developed, it was planted with a lot of local and indigenous trees some of which are rare to the general public.
 
It is really a good move and my family and I do enjoy our occasional stroll in Putrajaya and see trees that we might not have seen otherwise.
 
Some areas where these trees are planted are marked and labelled so we learn about them, and at other areas;  don't.
 Just like this Butter Fruit / Velvet Apple / Buah Mentega fruit trees.
 
Thank goodness for Mama Kucing Kathy who managed to help identify the fruit. Thank you! ^^
 
As we already know that the fruits are edible; the next time we came across the fruiting trees, we can't resist tasting them. Best of all, since it's located in a public park, it's free. I don't suppose we are doing anything illegal picking up the ripe fruits... especially the fallen ones.
 
Anyways, if you want to know more about the fruit and tree, click this link.
 A big one that fell of a tree.
 It has a sweet sourish aroma that made you think of soursop but rather dry flesh.
Tasted like a cross between soursop and nona for me. It left a slightly bitter aftertaste but I kinda like this smooth tasting fruit.
 
Yumms. ^^
 
I wonder what "new" local fruits we'll find next.

23 comments:

  1. How odd, I can't click the link to comment earlier. Anyways, wah sedap itu.

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  2. oh, so Mak Glam went find out what that "mysterious" food was all about, and then went up there to have a feast on it!! Thambee likes!!!

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    1. It's Mama Kucing who went investigating and informed me, from what she learnt from her FB gardening group.

      I just double-checked by reading more about it and then go out and look for some I can try. Hahaha

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  3. Looks yummy. I have not seen this fruit before. Maybe I could find it at our Malay market in Geylang Serai.

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  4. interesting "hairy persimmon" fruit, haha.. so now we know it's butter fruit and it taste like soursop and nona (errr, what is nona?? i'll google this later)..

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    1. Nona is called Hung Moh Laici in cantonese

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    2. See. Mama Kucing knows all about plants and fruits. :)

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  5. learn a lot from you too la. Got find this buah mentega. In gardening group they say a lot found in johor.

    LOL...few years ago found Kote mamak...is it here too :p

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    1. You people only remember that kote mamak one.

      I've also blogged about other plants and fruits we found around Putrajaya dei! Lol

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  6. Waah!!! You so damn berani to pick up the fruit and terus ngap!!! Luckily it is delicious and safe. I salute you Mak other wise you kena cirit birit. Wakakakaka

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    1. Next time can pluck many and give friends in plastic bags as gifts!! Good idea?

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    2. Checked first mah...

      Why must put in plastic bag.

      We all go there have a free makan lah! More syiok. LOL

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  7. I always drive to Putrajaya to look/take photos of the buildings and bridges only. Never thought that they have so many hidden gems such as these trees!

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    1. You managed to photograph all?

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  8. Wow! The fruit is big! I never seen this butter fruit before. Why the name? Buttery?? ^^

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    1. For that, you have to click on the link I gave in the post. ^^

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  9. Never seen/heard about this fruit, but really looks like butter, hehe!

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    1. Lucky didn't taste like one. ;)

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