I love coming to Asia because I am able to experience some of the freshest fruit on the planet! This time I am learning about some new fruit!
Here is what I had for snack today – any guesses as to what it might be?
This is called snake fruit or Salak because of the reddish-brown scaly covering – much like snake-skin. This fruit grows in clusters at the base of the Palm tree. The fruit is about the size of a fig and has a distinct tip. The skin is easily removed by pinching the tip and the skin just peels away.
The feel of the fruit is similar to peeled garlic and the texture is like an apple. The taste is hard to explain, but it is very good.
I am looking forward to having more of this one!