Friday, February 9, 2018


"Bidara" fruit [mauripus mauritania] is nothing strange to the locals as it is used in the line of one of the most popular Malay "pantuns" [rhyming verse] which goes something like this: "Nasi lemak buah bidara..."

Anyhow, only today I had my first bite of this fruit, found at the night market. Out of curiousity, I bought a kilogramme of this green apples look alike but very much smaller in size. Surprisingly, the fruit was tasteless but it was crunchy and juicy. I guess it would best be eaten with something else, like spicy shrimp paste or preserved lime. Or perhaps, I really would have to get "nasi lemak" tomorrow and eat the "bidara" fruit as the "ulam" (local salad dish).

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