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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Who can still recall our local Bangkiling or Sour Gooseberry?


          


  Who can still recall the small sour-sweet pitted fruit that has the taste and texture of starfruit or balimbing?  This one almost slipped my mind if not for the local expression (among Hiligaynon-speaking in the Philippines), "daw bangkiling ang imo balhas" which translates to "your sweat looks like sour gooseberry." Since we have a local word for it, I believe "bangkiling" is a native fruit here in the Visayas. When I was a child, I ate it plain or with salt. Its taste just tickled the tip of my tongue as I was trying hard to recall its local name. Photos below are grabbed from the web. Ownership reverts to respective owners.