So, is it Bambangan season already?
|Image from Google|
I was following newsfeed on Sandakan Kini when I saw someone selling Bambangan fruits. I never seen Bambangan in Sandakan before (seriously), so I got excited when I saw the post. The seller willing to do COD (cash on delivery) too and most importantly, it was cheap!!!
For RM10, I managed to get 5 pieces of big size Bambangan. At first, I planned to cook Pinasakan with the raw Bambangan but after a week of keeping it, it has turn half-ripped and not suitable for Pinasakan.
It's a waste of money to throw it away. So, I try to recall on how to make a Bambangan pickles. I remember helping my late grandma grating the Bambangan seeds and slowly the ingredients popped out. Yea, sometimes we tent to forget the simplest things in life huh...
|Bambangan's seed. Image from Google|
And... here my first ever Bambangan pickles .. and I'm keeping the recipe here for my future reference (just in case)..
|Use gloves or hand cover when cutting the Bambangan's skin|
1) unripe Bambangan
2) Bambangan's seed
* Bird's eye chilies
|Half riped Bambangan cut into cubes|
|Grated Bambangan seed|
1) Cut the Bambangan into small cubes
2) Grate the seeds
3) Mix Bambangan + grated seed + salt together
4) *Add Bird's eye chilies and keep in a container for a week.
|Close-up of Bambangan mixture|
Yeah, this is my very own Bambangan pickles...
|Can't wait to try my own Bambangan pickles...|