Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I first saw this fruit at the market this morning. It was so attractive that I had to ask the trader for its name. She told me that it was called 'Chiew Choy Kor' or literally translated to mean 'luck ushering fruit'. She told me that she and her husband got the fruits from hills and that they will last a long time. I bought two bunches for my mum to put on her altar as offering to our house deities.
I am guessing that it is from the same species as the torch flower or bunga kantan as the fruit smells a lot like it. Perhaps my learned visitor could fill me in on its botanic name?

1 comment:

Synchronous said...

yes, it looks a lot like buah pokok kantan. even the stalk is similar.