Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sambal Asam Kelubi/Asam Paya

English : Swamp Fruit
Bidayuh Jagoi : Buah trisum

Iban : Buah Ridan
Scientific Name : Eleiodoxa conferta
(Wikipedia Link)



Ripe asam kelubi will have sourish yet subtle sweetness. This asam kelubi also have sweet smelling fragrance.

We use it to make variety to our Sambal Belacan. Peel the soft juicy pulp from the kernel using knife and add it into Sambal Belachan. It will really add character to your simple hot lunch!

11 comments:

Hamidah Mohamad said...

Isn't this asam paya also used in preparing the umai?

Sumuk said...

Correct Kak Midah. The story told by my Melanau sis-in-law was that, there was no lime in their part at the old days, so they used asam paya. Now they use lime as lime is easily available as opposed to this asam paya.

kaki nginti said...

buah ridan :)

Sumuk said...

Hi Kaki Ngintil, thanks for dropping by. And thanks for the info too. Now I know how the Iban called it :D

Robb Sempurai said...

nyamai nyak :)

PrincessRen said...

mak aiii .. okuk paling suka man tih .. nai duoh samal biing.. best gillerrrr... ngagus nyek samal noh neh..

Sumuk said...

adui mok lilih loyang ku ngojit muu haha!!

dariremus said...

Masa I a small boy dulu mati-mati I ngat this fruit as Laici. Ha3x

Sumuk said...

You know what, I'm really glad that all these blog posts have evoked memories of childhood such as yours. It makes my day!

lovelisa1225 said...

Kat mana boleh saya dapat asam kelubi ni yang mentah? Adik ingin buatkan buah ini untuk "antimicrobial" activity test. TQTQ
Dari Perak, Kampar.

Nimi said...

lovelisa1225,
Biasanya buah ni boleh dapat kat pasar tani. rasanya jarang2 ada, tapi boleh cuba..