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Wednesday 23 September 2009

Highland Nuts

A few weekends ago, my sister bought some nuts at the market from the native people. According to the seller, these nuts only grow in the wild on the highlands. The name is repi.

It was the first time I have seen and tasted such kind of nuts. The shells are very thin and brittle, so they are very easy to break just but hand. The thin membrane draping the nut is a bit hairy but can be eaten together with the nut.

The colour of the nuts is greenish white. They taste like green peas mixed with walnuts, quite an interesting taste. The texture is chewy rather than crunchy and they come with a bitter after taste. They are something that you should try if you happen to see them in the markets around Kuching.

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