Today’s post is about tarap, my boyfriend’s ultimate favorite food…
(Filler post because I can do this in just 10 minutes.. trying to fulfill my 2012 resolutions of blogging more)
Now, this is TARAP!
It has another name called Marang and I wouldn’t even know if I didn’t googled tarap. And no one actually cares what other name it has because it’s already well-known by the one name in Borneo island, TARAP!
When I was a kid, I used to think that this fruit is named tarap because of it’s erm.. brittleness. I don’t know lah, but it’s a slang for us that any men with hair shorter than 1.5cm will be called talap-tou. You know, tarap-head.
(And yes, itu cina tidak panai cakap itu “R” sound. Lumah (rumah), Lolex (rolex), Lambutan (rambutan), Lan(something)…. okay, that one really starts with L. Hahahhaahha)
Okay, talk too much. Anyhoos…
The flesh inside.
No skill, or tools needed to open a tarap. The ripe fruit is opened by cutting the rind around, twisting and gently pulling. Actually, no spread them apart can already.
He was sad that I gave one tarap away to my colleagues and it’s not ripe yet when he came down. So he bought himself two from Miri and terus ate one after lunch! HE FINISHED ONE WHOLE TARAP HIMSELF! I only ate like, maybe 10 biji.
I went speechless!
Got nice till like that or not oh Bobby Lim?