This week in my kitchen…Cempedak Fruit…Crispy Belly Pork and more…

A wonderful post from Carol Taylor, introducing us to a new Thai fruit..Champada (จำปา [th] ) which is a relative of the Jackfruit and a delicious recipe using roasted belly pork.. #recommended

Retired? No one told me!

I have done more eating than cooking this last week as I have been away for a few days my daughter came over for a visit it was lovely… lots of yummy street food and I discovered a few new fruits and curries to add to my recipes…

One such fruit was the Cempedak fruit in the Thai language called Champada (จำปา [th] ) which is a relative of the Jackfruit and often called the ugly cousin as when it is ripe the skin goes from green to a muddy brown colour. It is not however as big as the jackfruit it is more the size of a rugby ball, cylinder in shape with a slightly squished in the centre.

Thai Cempedak Fruit

Photo credit: anwarsiak***sibuk*** on Visualhunt / CC BY

Highly aromatic when ripe with the taste being a mix of banana and pineapple it is lovely eaten fresh or as…

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