Troy’s accountant gave us a bag full of kamias yesterday. Kamias is a sister fruit of starfruit and it’s sour. It is usually eaten with rock salt. And yes it does bring childhood memories 🙂 

In English , Kamias is called Tree Cucumber or Cucumber tree. In Malaysia, it is called belimbing asam; in Indonesia, it is belimbing besu; in Thailand, it is taling pling, or kaling pring. To the French it is carambolier bilimbi, or cornichon des Indes. Filipinos generally call it kamias but there are about a dozen other native names.

Anyway, I was having fried Bangus for dinner yesterday so I had this brilliant idea: 

I boiled the kamias and then mashed it. I mixed it with Bagoong and paired it with the fried fish. It was delish!!! I know there are more to Kamias than rock salt and Bagoong but I was really happy to have eaten it after so many years 🙂 

I say you try it! 


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Renz Mom to 2 beautiful girls, Peaches & Luzy. WAHM for 13 years and then I opened a small condo and office cleaning business. That's just the start. Follow me as I walk along my entrepreneurial journey. I hope you'll learn a thing or two from my experiences.

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