Malaysian Fruits are an integral part of Malaysian cuisine and you can find them insight across the country. Here I share some of the fruits that are not commonly found in India. While you are on a tour of Malaysia, I recommend you try the variety of fruits there.
Malaysian Fruits To Try – Things To Do In Kuala Lumpur
Fruit of the Lychee family tastes also similar but has a more thorny cover.
A fruit from the Jackfruit family, known for its pungent smell. People say that you can either love this fruit or hate it, there is no third way.
Another fruit that has Lychee like pulp but a hard exterior.
Dragon Fruit aka Pitaya
It is colorful on the outside but is dull light grey inside with white dots, probably that is what gives it the name.
This is a typical roadside fruit shop.
Sweet Mountain Apple
This, to me, looks like a variety of pear, but it is actually called Sweet Mountain Apple.
Salak or Snake Fruit
It is possible that you can find some of these fruits in upmarket fruit vendors. Potentially imported fruits, they are very common fruits of Malaysia and colorful too. It may be better to try them sometimes, who knows you might well like some of them. It is indeed a good practice to include fruits as part of one’s everyday meal, seasonal, local, and of-course affordable.
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Very interesting fruits! I knew about Rambutan and Mangosteen, but the others, no idea.. Thanks for the informative post.
I love all these, especially Durian 🙂
Fascinating. Thanks for sharing.
I have seen Rambuthan only which is commonly available in Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines etc. but not in India. Still you can buy Rambuthan in India in selected city/shop as they are importing it.
The last fruit is salak or snake fruit
Thank you Seema.
I visited Malaysia recently and every where I see “No Durian Fruit Allowed” signs (in trains, hotels, buses, museums etc.). I tried finding this fruit everywhere and all I saw were Durian cakes, durian puddings, durian chocolates, durian this and durian that. I didn’t want to try any of these processed items. But in the one week I was there, I never did find the actual Durian fruit in RAW pristine format. 🙁
Yes, Gopal. They say you either love or hate Durian. I have tried raw Durian – taste wise it is nothing spectacular. It is all in its smell.