In Brunei, July onwards is a very much awaited part of the year as it is the awesome fruit season! You get so many fruits coming in from front, back left and right! Tarap, tibadak, rambutan, langsat, manggis!
Especially durians everywhere!
And of many many different kinds!
Turquoise and Roses crew will be all over the forests of Lamunin and Bukit Udal on a lookout for these seasonal fruits. Heheh. Crew meaning, my dad, my mum, my sisters and sometimes.. me! Hehe. We usually pick the fruits and share it among our close friends and family but this year there was so much and we obviously couldn’t finish all of it so my dad sold the fruits for dirt cheap prices. Not bad right! We sold cheap because he said they’re organic, and not like we go there to fertilise and water the trees. Hehe, they’re pretty self sufficient anyway.
I’m very lazy this year though and I only went like once the whole year. SO not only am I a lazy blogger I take durians for granted. Someone whack me on the head now!!!
So anyway, I posted some of these pictures on Facebook and one of the fruits we picked from Lamunin was unknown to any of my friends. It’s from a tree that bear fruit towards the end of the fruit season, when the durian seeds on the forest floor have started to sprout greenlings.
This is the buah sibut. Apparently people on the Bandar side of Brunei call it buah sabal. It has a big seed and you cut it like avocados in wedges before eating it. It’s very crunchy and fibrous, and your mouth feels be-uras after eating it. But it taste nutty, like a cross between cashewnuts and walnuts.
It’s also apparently extremely difficult to grow, they’re pretty high maintenance as compared to the rest of the fruit trees. Must be in a specific location, specific time of the year and needs supervision, as opposed to the “just throw it on the ground and it’ll grow” philosophy.
Hehe. Anyway, yes so that’s the buah sibut!