The never-ending adventures of a travel writer in Vietnam, Cambodia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Forest Star Fruit

Trai Khe Rung or Forest Star Fruit (in contrast to the yellow or green star fruit cultivated, and usually eaten sour with banh cuon) is an edible fruit that grows wild in Vietnam, especially along shady roadsides. The red petals are the only edible parts (and very sour), which surround a seed pod. Kids love them, and sometimes moms make che (a sweet soup or porridge) with them at home.

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