Do you love avocados? Give buah engkalak a try!

Buah engkalak is now in season and available at farmer's markets.

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By Wilfred Pilo

KUCHING, Sept 17: Dubbed Malaysia’s very own avocado, the native buah engkalak is now in season and readily available at farmer’s markets.

It is dubbed the Malaysian version of the avocado because the fruit has a similar taste and texture—making it a must-try if you are an avocado lover, as this humble fruit is a favourite among natives of Sarawak.

DayakDaily recently noticed that local produce sellers are selling the fruit at farmer’s markets, which is easy to spot as the pink-coloured fruit is the size of a ping pong ball.

Unlike the avocado, a little preparation is needed before consumption, as it needs to be blanched in hot water for about five to eight minutes.

After that, remove the seed and peel the skin before consuming the creamy greenish-yellow pulp.

If you need extra saltiness or sweetness, sprinkle a little salt or dip the creamy pulp in sweet soy sauce or fresh, finely chopped garlic for a kick.

Go on, give it a try! — DayakDaily

Creamy pulp of buah engkalak that tastes like avocado.