You can buy cheap local fruits at pasar tani (farmer's market) or at stalls just along the roadside in many towns in Kedah.
calendar of 2008 holidays here). This is the time when many locals travel or take their holidays.
Enjoy your stay during the months of May - August sampling some of these local fruits:
- Cempedak is oval in shape and contains many seed covered with a rich flesh. It is eaten fresh or deep-fried with batter.
- Durian is an exotic football-sized thorny fruit, also known as the ‘king of fruits’
- Jackfruit or nangka contains many seeds covered with bright yellow and fragrant flesh.
- Langsat and dokong are marble-sized with a yellowish skin.
- Mangoes are commonly grown in Malaysian gardens.
- Mangosteen is about the size of a tennis ball and dark purple when ripe.
- Rambutan (nephelium lappaceumare) is red and hairy, the size of a ping-pong ball.The fruit inside is white and very sweet when ripe.
- Sapodilla or ciku (manilkara zapota) looks like the kiwi fruit on the outside but the inside is brownish, soft and sweet
Learn more about Malaysian food here.