Friday, May 16, 2008

Cermai - Otaheite gooseberry - Phyllanthus acidus

This is called Otaheite gooseberry (Phyllanthus acidus) also known as Cermai but at my place people always call "Ceramai" ahhhh..the sound is like that hehehe... Maybe it has a different name in others country. Yeah... I want to eat my "Ceramai"...


20 comments:

Agent 001 said...

Hey I think I have seen the tree or may be not. I never heard of those berries.
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Ornest said...

Salamai.. sadap ni kalau kana jaruk :D Kobihis sdh sia teringat tu jaruk salamai :D

liza said...

first time i've heard of it, is it sweet? they look like grapes.

E-Tavasi said...

Hi :D Agent 001, mmmm.. i always lose and no lucky in participating in any contest.. later i will think about it..:D now i want to eat my ceramai..
hehehe...

Yes Ornest..Sadap can if we mix it with ketchup and garam (salt) hehehe :D sori to make you Kobihis (Salivating)

Well liza, introducing "ceramai" or "salamai" or in english "Otaheite gooseberry"... actually the taste is not sweet, just a little bit sour.. :D

Boim Lebon said...

cermai...hiii..asem bener rasanya...
kira-kiran enaknya dibuat apa nih selain jd manisan

E-Tavasi said...

Iya Boim memang asem bener rasanya ni.. tapi enak juga klau di makan, selain manisan..mmm nggak tahu mas

coolingstar9 said...

Hi, e-tavasi,
I newer see such tree and berry before.
The fruits look unique, I do not know hoe the taste.
e-tavasi, have a wonderful weekend.
From: coolingstar9

E-Tavasi said...

Hi Coolingstar9
This fruit taste is a little bit sour :D but it is nice eat..
Have a nice weekend too

From etavasi

Joan D'Arcy said...

Hi E-tavasi (wah, nama ko very canggih la.. bahasa dusun yang di-hitech-kan)

I have seen this tree before when I was young, I also tried eating it.. It looks delicious, tapi punya onsom! This pix reminded me of my dad's orchard (langsat) in the kampung!..

E-Tavasi said...

Hi Joan d'ary hehehe... bukan di-hitech-kan cuma baru belajar..
it is just style boh gia..

:D onsom kan.. that why people always say, don't judge from the cover :D (it is for a book) hehehe.. well it is nice to eat this fruit even it just little bit sour.

*onsom = sour
kan = right

waliz said...

i am salivating just to see this fruits... i like the pickle one coz the raw one is too sour too consume...nice tree eh?

E-Tavasi said...

Hehehe...sorry waliz, nice kan this tree..mmmmhh

dexiell said...

it's so sour ;p
i've try to eat so many times but i've throw it so many times too...hehehhee

E-Tavasi said...

Yes dexiell :) some people say it's really sour..including you heheh but what to do, people have different taste :D..

bluecrystaldude said...

I heard a lot about it... But haven't try it yet :D

E-Tavasi said...

Aikkk bluecrystaldude, you already try the tilapia ? hehehe.. this cermai taste is good but a little bit sour.. maybe you don't like it, same like dexiell :D

Jerla Oh lalala said...

awww we call this "camias" in one of the local language in the Philipines. I used to climed on that tree. The tree is not that firm though so when you climed on it it will sway... But the frut is sour although i love i just dip it into the salt.

E-Tavasi said...

Hi kaibigan jerla oh lalala...
hope I'm not make you salivating too

nice name "camias" i never heard about it..

but when i run some check inside internet "Camias" (Kamias) is Not Cermai, it is a bilimbi or belimbing assam. Also one type of fruit not cermai..

or..it is another language in Philippines but different meaning

Tama? Someone need to correct this

donnie said...

i grew up eating that fruit! and i do miss and crave for that fruit since i moved to another place, and the tree of our neighbor where we used to pick those fruits from had already been cut eons ago.

in the philippines, or at least in our neighborhood, we call it KARAMAY. some friends of mine told me that it's also called chinese kamias.

E-Tavasi said...

wow.. nice name "karamay" i never heard about it.. but why your friends called it chinese kamias ?