Fruits from Sabah

I went to the Kundasang area today and found so many kinds of funny looking fruits which I have not seen before.

So, I bought a bunch of each just to find out what they taste like.


Black pulasan. I have seen the red ones but this is the first time I see black colour ones. Taste is not as good as the red ones as it is not ‘lekang’ but it is still very sweet. Compare the black colour with my camera casing which is black. Can see how black is that?


Meanwhile, this red coloured fruits look so pretty. I asked a few times what it is and the mak cik told me it is rambai. The rambai that I know are usually yellow and looks like langsat. Next, I asked her what it tastes like, hoping she will give me a fruit to sample. Hehehe. No chance. In the end, I bought a whole bunch which costs RM2.00. It is indeed rambai! Such beautiful fruit but too bad, it is sourish and has no flesh.


I took this photo of the buah beremban (spelling correct) next to my sleeping son to illustrate how large it is. It looks like a brown skull. It smells good so I bought it. A little bit like quinin, janggus, chempedak and durian smell. Go imagine. The taste is like mango but it is very stringy.

Right now, all the fruits are sitting on my hotel room’s table, hoping I can force myself to finish at least the pulasan.

All in the name of adventure.

Post Author: Lilian

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8 thoughts on “Fruits from Sabah


    (October 20, 2007 - 12:39 pm)

    ayooo…the beremban fruit is not beremban lah..its bambangan!! 🙂


    (October 20, 2007 - 3:01 pm)

    Welcome to KK! Didnt know 5xmom is comin, hehe!
    Anyway hope u’ll enjoy yourselves here, it’s not a bad place actually!


    (October 20, 2007 - 7:20 pm)

    hi hi… i’ve just tagged you wor… will that spoilt your holiday??


    (October 20, 2007 - 7:21 pm)

    Hi hi… I’ve just tagged you, will that spoilt your holiday?


    (October 21, 2007 - 10:41 am)

    looks very interesting…. =)


    (October 25, 2007 - 8:43 pm)

    Wow, all those fruits I never see in Penang or else where before.


    (October 27, 2007 - 9:16 am)

    Got try tarap or not? 🙂


    (November 5, 2007 - 5:58 pm)

    Sabahan’s don’t really eat bambangan straight from its skin. They will cut the flesh into small pieces & grind some of the biji inside. THen they will preserve it with salt or sumtin’ & maybe a lil’ bit of red chili (the big ones cut into strips). The preservation usually took about 2 weeks. And then can eat… taste soury but nice..

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