Snake Fruit


Locally called buah salak (snake fruit), this is one pleasant surprise for me.

It looks like a big lanzones and tastes like a bland jackfruit.

Quick things (according to locals):

  • Choose the one that feels hollow and solid at the pointed edge (at least I think that’s what they said)
  • Just peel the skin by pinching that pointed edge, then take a small bite. Don’t eat the seed.
  • Eat this immediately, and throw outside. If left inside, it smells worse than durian.
You can also peel off that paper thin skin.


Snake Fruit’s skin. I wonder why this was called Snake Fruit – said no one ever.

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