Oct 5, 2009

Buah Petai.

Took some petai fruit picture last weekend during my trip to Sekuau. This petai tree grow right at the backyard of one of the longhouse in Sekuau. My curiousity to know more about petai lead me to do some search from the web. Here are some information to share.

Longhouse.
A plant of the genius Parkia in the family of Fabaceae. Known as Pakia speciosa. It bears long, flat edible beans with bright green seeds which have a preculiar smell. It contains aminoacids that give strong smell to one's urine. Popular among local people. Prepare in different ways but most popular as ulam with sambal belacan. Recipes available upon request.

stalk of petai fruit.
also can be seen in the pix, banana leave,
tapioca leave and coconut leave.


Petai seeds for sale, Sibu


Petai tree can grow to about 90 feet. It bears a light-bulb shaped mass at the end of long stalks. The flower secrete a nector that attract pollinectors. The flowers mature and die. Long, twisted, translucent pod's emerge ia a cluster of 7 or 8 pods. When those pod's are mature, within them will reside the petai beans or seed.


Petai tree.
At the lower left corner, just above the
banana leaf is a light-bulb shaped mass.






12 comments:

designationjazz said...

he he.. I don't like to eat Petai but my wife luvs it!..

Jay said...

selera sik sama...

Krisno said...

hehe..petai is my no.1 favourite...

babYpose said...

i love petai, memang makanan kegemaran :)

Jay said...

...ulam dgn sambal pedas..lagi sedap

Ocean Girl said...

Kamek sukak petai :) But eating petai has its consequences !!

Willie said...

Hi Jay,

I know many Sarawakians love Petai and Dabai. But unfortunately, I have been trying to eat these two but failed. Almost vomited. I really respect those who can eat these two.

Haha...thanks for visiting my blog.

Rick said...

I'd never heard of this one either, but it's seriously cool information for writers!

Jay said...

Rick, this tree only grow in tropical rainforest.

Fatt Chin Choy said...

aku x makan petai
huhu

piNky LuCiA said...

panjang nye umah dia.. msti best duk situ.. :)

Jay said...

itu lah di gelar rumah panjang sebab nya panjang. memang best especially kalau derandau di ruainya.

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