Custard Apple & Jujube

Custard Apple come in green or magenta. They are soft when it’s ready to consume. Apply some pressure by pressing on the skin.

The flesh is milky white. It tasted juicy and sweet. The art of enjoying them is, take a mouth full of flesh, wiggle your mouth with the coordination of your tongue and teeth to seperate the flesh from the black seed.

Don’t swallow the seed!!! Spit them out. Repeat the whole process again.

JUJUBE aka Red Dates

The usual red dates found in Malaysia is sun dried. They look like this.

Common huh.

This is the fresh ones from Beijing. And no! I didn’t go to China.

You can see some is still green but the fruits will turn red when it is fully ripe.


Taste sweet and crunchy. But the skin is a bit hard. So it makes them… chewy.

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  1. huisia said,

    November 1, 2006 @ 4:01 pm

    I recently craving the red dates like hell, just this morning, i gobbled more than 50 biji. The red dates from northern park especially from “San Tong” are the best to consume. How i wish my mum can taste it now.

    The Queen says: Luckly you 🙁 . I had only 6 biji. Ate one biji myself, let my eldest sis try one biji, then the rest 4 biji gave my mom who is still recuperating from her surgery.

  2. Tummythoz said,

    November 1, 2006 @ 4:40 pm

    Hey, crazy for those fresh dates too. Preferred them to the dried ones. ‘Tapau-ed’ mine from China though. I did a short blog about this too at:-

  3. Lil' Joy said,

    November 1, 2006 @ 5:20 pm

    I love those custard apples a lot… Very hard to find ripe ones. And they cost a bomb in the markets lah!

    The red dates, I use them a lot in soups. Makes it so sweet.

    The Queen says:  Harloooo, usually the one sold in the market is still hard.  They will ripe in few days time but if you want to speed up the process, put them in your rice (beras bukan nasi hor) 

  4. wuching said,

    November 1, 2006 @ 6:52 pm

    i love custard apples! i used to grow a tree back home in sibu & it beared the sweetest custard apples!

  5. velverse said,

    November 1, 2006 @ 8:27 pm

    I din know it’s called Custard Apple. Hehe.. I have been wondering for a long time what it is called in english.

  6. Simple American said,

    November 1, 2006 @ 11:55 pm

    Haven’t seen custard apples over here. The Chinese fruit is kind of cute.

  7. JC said,

    November 2, 2006 @ 1:37 am

    So… they are called Custard Apples. I simply call them.. lychee :mrgreen:

    Love those raw red dates… crunchy and wet and juicy… 😉

    The Queen says:  Custard Apples was commonly called ang moh lui lian in Hockkien.

  8. athena said,

    November 2, 2006 @ 10:20 am

    i like both the fruits very very much….

    ah jeng…how come u call custard apple lychee wan….then lychee u call wat??

  9. jazzmint said,

    November 2, 2006 @ 1:02 pm

    oo i love those custard apple, didn’t know that’s the name..but hoh got once i bought, then forgot to eat, dried up liao 🙁

  10. oddfather said,

    November 2, 2006 @ 4:11 pm

    last week, I had a fruit(dun know the name) which is a cross between custard apple and soursop. Looks like a giant custard apple, buah besar, biji pun beeessaarrrrr………den sweet and nice.

    The Queen says:  Oh, next time reserve one biji for me.  Can blog about it also.

  11. smashpOp said,

    November 2, 2006 @ 5:19 pm

    wassup wassup.. mummy of 2 kids.. hehe

  12. Lil' Joy said,

    November 2, 2006 @ 11:03 pm

    lucky you clarified on the rice. Imagine me putting it into the rice cooker!

    The Queen says: wakakaakaaa…. I know it’s actually quite misleading when i put the word ‘rice’.  That is why i better clarified that it is the uncook rice.  Dem, learning English is really hard.  They should invent a word for uncook rice. 

  13. Dakota said,

    November 4, 2006 @ 4:50 am

    just wanted to say, i love your blog!!!!!!!!!!

    The Queen says:  I’M SO INLOVE!!!!! Thank you!!!!! lol you really make my day.  Thanks for dropping by. 

  14. Dakota said,

    November 4, 2006 @ 4:51 am

    oh, i remember custard apple……..
    realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    now in nz……… cannot get :(:(:(:(:( you made me very emotional~~~~~~~~~
    *breathes terribly*

  15. sila said,

    November 7, 2006 @ 9:47 pm

    i don’t think i’ve ever had it before… but now so curious to try. maybe next year when i go back can taste some. 🙂

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