Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Know your fruit

Found this tiny fruit in our bowl of Pan Mee.

Side view on a tablespoon. Any idea what this fruit is? Clue: It is related to an ingredient in a bowl of Pan Mee.

Transverse section of the fruit.

Answer: It is the fruit of this. Did you get it right?

38 comments:

  1. They cook those? We do get them in old stalks of cangkuk/cekur manis but they're red in colour like the photo in the link and we just throw them all away. They're very small though.

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    1. Yes, it is very small. Only the ripe ones are red. The young ones are green like this. I guess this is hidden amongst the cangkuk/cekur manis so it got cooked as well. :)

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  2. o never seen or heard of it..how it taste like ?

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  3. Eh, what's that ? Very cute.. They purposely put it in or it's not supposed to be inside?

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    1. That is the fruit of cekur/cangkuk manis. I guess it is hidden within the cekur manis and so accidentally appear in the bowl of pan mee.

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  4. I have eaten so many bowls of pan mee but this is the first time I am seeing this fruit. It looks nice. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I know i know. I always get them in my pan mee. It's from the green vege. I don't know the name of the vege though but i know it is very, very cooling some ppl will feel faint after eating it.

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    1. The vege is called cekur/cangkuk manis. Is it? I didn't knkow that it is so cooling that will make some people faint.

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  6. I've never seen this in my bowls of pan mee.

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    1. Do your bowls of pan mee comes with cekur/cangkuk manis vegetable? Sometimes you will get this only when the vegetable used is cekur/cangkuk manis.

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  7. What a cute little fruit! I had no idea till I clicked the link.

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  8. I got it right... after I read your last sentence, hahaha! XD

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  9. I didnt know this fruit. Katuk??

    Pan mee! Been thinking of it since last week. Suppose to hunt for it one day but the stall not open. Will try again this week.

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    1. Katuk seems to be another name for cekur/cangkuk manis/mani cai.

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  10. I was thinking, tomato? green pepper? Haha. Never had this before!

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    1. I have not seen such a small tomato. :)

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    2. This is like one quarter of the size of a baby tomato, hehehe.

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  11. I m so jakun, I never see this fruit before. I can't imagine how the cekur manis can grow from this fruit.

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    1. When it is ripe, it is red in colour.

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  12. Been eating pan mee for ages and never notice the fruit.

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    1. Does your pan mee have cekur/cangkuk manis as the vegetable? If not, then no chance of seeing this fruit.

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    2. Yes it has, I think I am not observant enough.

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    3. I think you would be able to see it if it is there so just happens that the seller removed all fruits before serving the vege or those mani cai so happens do no have fruits.

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  13. haha, very cute little fruit there.. :)

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    1. Yes, it is cute because it is very small.

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    1. The leaves at the top of the fruit connecting to the stem do not look like grapes.

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  15. Cute little fruit. Have seen this fruit because I usually ask for Chinese spinach in my pan mee.

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  16. Hmm, don't know what's this, but it indeed looks very cute, hehe!

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    1. It is the fruit of cangkuk manis.

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  17. Huh! I would never have guessed this is te fruit of cangkuk manis. I would have thought it's a mini pepper that didn't grow big. :)

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