Thursday, 19 May 2011

Food Glossary: Salek

Salek, sometimes referred to as snake fruit due to its scaly thin skin is native to Indonesia and is a species of palm tree where the fruit grows in clusters at the base of the palm.  Once peeled the actual fruit looks like garlic cloves (peeled) and is similar in texture once you bite into it.  The taste however, is not like garlic!  It is a very sweet taste, it reminded me of a penny sweet from being young in the red and yellow wrapper?!  For some this could be a dream come true...a fruit that tastes like sweets?!  For others like me, its a bit too sweet.  Also the texture can range from very dry to a slightly juicier but it is definitely a different texture fruit to many.


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