September 1, 2016
Sarawakian Local Delights : Unripe Durian Flesh as Vegetable
God has given us lots of fruits.
but sometimes fruits cannot stay on the trees until they are ripen. They drop either naturally and are called "nature's reject" by the local Ibans, or "aborted fruits" by others. They can also be brought down by wind when a mature fruit drops on an unripe fruit and brings it down to the ground.
these unripe fruits must not be discarded because they can be cooked as a vegetable.
When visiting longhouses, one can be very surprised that the evening meal consists of a soup made of unripe durians, ikan bilis and onions.
The unripe durians have the texture of potatoes. And it is a delightful, sweetish taste. There is no durian taste at all.
God has given us his bounty. We should not waste his blessings!!