Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Buah Salak or Salak Snakeskin fruit

We are now going for an adventure of a life time: go up the trail of Merapi Volcano.

 Can you see the Volcano in the distance??? Smoking, spewing lava (not the active molten one) and shrouded in clouds. looking harmless in the horizon!

But before we go there, we will stop at the buah salak plantation

Salak fruit plantation. Known internationally as “snake fruit”, the exotic salak derives its name from its reddish-brown scaly skin. While the fruit looks intimidating to eat, peeling the skin reveals a white clove-like flesh. Gourmands describe the fruit as crunchy like an apple but tastes like a mix of pear, pineapple, and banana with hints of jasmine and lily. While it is grown mostly for food, recent studies reveal that salak has antioxidant properties.
This is a bunch of buah salak or salak fruit

 And here is a close up of the fruit!!!
 Strange fruit!!!! It is called salak, because it looks like the scaly skin of a snake!! I call it the snakeskin fruit!
 This is the stall selling the fruit
 Mak Cik is sitting there patiently waiting for us to choose fruits from her

 he is actually going inside the plantation to take pictures of the fruits from the branches!

 How does it taste???

 hmmmm, like durian, but more crunchy, not creamy or wet, tasty to me, Dad did not like it, but it was a taste to be acquired.  So we only bought a kilo to take back and munch in the hotel room.

Salak (Salacca zalacca) is a species of palm tree (family Arecaceae) native to Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It is cultivated in other regions as a food crop, and reportedly naturalized in BaliLombokTimorMalaysiaMaluku and Sulawesi.[1][2] (from Wikipedia)

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