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10 coolest recipes with Malaysian tropical fruits

10 Coolest Recipes with Malaysian Tropical Fruits

Malaysia is blessed with an abundance of tropical fruits that are sweet, juicy, and full of exotic flavours. After all, it is a tropical country! Available all year round, tropical fruits are not only delicious but very healthy as they are rich in vitamins, fiber, antioxidants, and they are low in calories too! Here, we bring to you, the 10 coolest recipes with Malaysian tropical fruits. Enjoy!


#1 Rojak buah

Rojak is a Malaysian Spicy Fruit Salad that features a unique combination of flavours and textures that is unlike any other. It's spicy, sweet, salty, tangy, soft, and crunchy all at the same time. An absolute must-have! Follow the tips and tricks from Aroma Asian in making a scrumptious rojak buah!

Rojak buah or penang fruit rojak is a combination of fruits cubes with hot shrimp sauce



#2 Som Tum

This sour, spicy and nutty, green papaya salad is served by many Thai restaurants. Green mangoes are also used for added taste in some recipes. Pailin’s on YouTube offers video instruction on how to make this delicious salad with step by step, as well as a recipe written on her blog, the Hot Thai Kitchen.

Som Tum, a famous Thai dish made from papaya, mango with sweet and tangy taste



#3 Cekodok Pisang

Cekodok Pisang, also known as ‘jemput-jemput pisang,' are deep-fried banana fritter balls that are commonly served as dessert snacks in Southeast Asian countries. It is a popular street snack that can also be turned into a simple dessert if you have a surplus of overripe bananas on hand.

The traditional ‘kodok pisang’ as in Rasa Malaysia’s recipe, which is great for breakfast or as a tea-time snack goes exceptionally well with coffee and tea. Who can resist the combination of crispy banana skin and fluffy caramelised banana?

Cekodok pisang, kodok pisang, jemput-jemput pisang as a favourite tea time snack



#4 Durian Sticky Rice

This classic Thai dessert recipe is a must-try, especially for durian fans! This dish is made up of a sweet coconut-durian "broth" that is poured over chewy sticky rice - a comforting, heart-warming dessert that is also extremely simple to make.

In addition, if you are already familiar with making mango sticky rice, this recipe will come together in no time! Check out the recipe from the Asian Food Network to make a marvelous Pulut Durian!

Sticky rice served with durian and santan or coconut milk



#5 Fruit Pie and Cake

With hostessing duties a whole summer worth, it's vital to know how to whip up the perfect dessert. What could be better than a delicious fruit dish on a hot summer day? Particularly attractive are the flavours of tropical fruit tarts.

Sweet kiwi, scattering passion fruits, tangy star fruit, luscious mango, scarlet berries, are all stacked high in thick mango cream. With the recipe from the Baked Bree, you're going to be whisked to your own island hideaway. Can you still feel the sea breeze in the hair and the sand between your toes?

Caramel pie topped with tropical fruits such as papayas and dragon fruits

#6 Fruit Salads

This tropical fruit salad with honey-lime dressing will be the talk of the party. It's a healthy side dish that looks lovely. This dish includes mango, papaya, red and white dragon fruit, kiwi, pineapple, banana, and watermelon.

Tropical fruits thrive in hot, humid climates, that’s why you may often find these wonders available all year long in Malaysia. Jessica Gavin in her recipe shares the tips from the selection of the foods to the recipe until the FAQs!

A bowl of refreshing tropical fruit salad



#7 Mango Sushi

This sushi recipe is perfect for those who enjoy Japanese cuisine and mangoes. Mango Sushi is a delicious twist on regular sushi. This simple recipe uses luscious mangoes folded up like sushi and may be enjoyed by all ages.

This dessert recipe is perfect for after a hefty lunch. This fusion recipe is perfect for parties, potlucks, picnics, and buffets since it blends fresh mangoes with delicious sushi. Mangoes and rice cooked in milk, folded up as sushi, wreak havoc on your taste senses and leave you craving more. Try this vegetarian cuisine with the recipe from How Daily this weekend with your friends and family!

Salmon sushi rolled with mango strips



#8 Prawn curry with pineapple

This meal is a traditional peranakan (nyonya) dish with a hint of sweetness from the pineapples and heat from chiles. This method of cuisine is known as masak lemak in Malay, and it is a dish cooked with santan (coconut milk) and chilli, making it creamy and spicy.

To mop up the luscious gravy, serve this curry over freshly steamed white rice or toast. Nyonya Cooking has a video tutorial as well as a written recipe that you can use to cook this dish at home.

Prawn curry with pineapple served best with hot rice



#9 Ice Pops and Flavoured Ice Cubes

Those seeking something cold are in for a treat. Aside from the above, tropical fruits can be used to flavour ice cubes. It's easy to accomplish and will provide you with great joy. Making fruit flavoured ice cubes is a breeze. You can either squeeze the juice from the fruit or cut it up and mix it with water. Fill an ice cube tray with liquid and fruit. Put an ice cube in your mouth, or two or three cubes in your favourite drink.

Try this tropical popsicle recipe from Healthy Taste of Life that is sugar free!

Popsicles and ice cubes made from tropical fruits



#10 Fruit Jams

Who doesn't like pineapple or passion fruit jam on warm toast? If you like fruit jam, try making it at home. Making tropical fruit jam is as easy as crushing your favourite fruits and adding them to a saucepan. Sugar and lemon juice to the fruit. Stir gently until sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil on high heat. Put it in a mason jar after it cools. Sterilise your jars thoroughly for hygiene reasons.

Check out to discover ten more exotic fruit jams recipes!

Fruit jams made from tropical fruits



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