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Older Item Catalog  >  Premium Malay Ethnic Food  »  VIAS Petai Jeruk - Pickled Parkia Speciosa 250g Newer Item
VIAS Petai Jeruk - Pickled Parkia Speciosa 250g
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VIAS Petai Jeruk - Pickled Parkia Speciosa 250g

Pickled Parkia Speciosa / Petai Jeruk 

Petai, also known as stink bean that is food from the forest, its sciencetific name is Parkia Speciosa, Petai tree is a type of tree that is found throughout tropical South East Asia; in regions such as peninsula Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Thailand, Laos and Philippines. Seed from the tree has been harvested and eaten by native people for centuries. The fruit, which comes in the form of cluster of pods, is sold in the local markets throughout Malaysia and Indonesia. Sometimes, Petai seeds are also available at the vegetable section of supermarket. The seed tastes bitter and has a pungent smell that lingers in the mouth, giving rise to the English name of Stink Bean. The smell is so pervasive that even two days after it is eaten, the urine stinks and flatulence is smelly. As a matter of good etiquette, whoever has eaten Petai should rinse his mouth to get rid of bad breath and flush the toilet thoroughly after urinating. Unsurprisingly, taste for Petai is only acquired. The smelly urine is caused by amino acid, which contains sulphur. After breaking down, it becomes hydrogen sulphite; a gas well known for being smelly. One way to overcome this smell is to chew coffee ground for several minutes and then down it with water. Cooking and heating can also reduce the smell. Smelly flatulence is the result of gases formed by the breakdown of complex carbohydrates in the digestive tracts. Vias Petai Jeruk is made of petai beans that is being cooked and pickled in brine and packed nicely to reach out for more people. It is processed during petai fruit season and preserved to last throughout the year till the next petai fruit season come. With that, Petai lovers will always have their favorite Petai with their dishes. 

Direction : Eat with rice and noodle. Use as ingredient for stir fry meat seafood, chicken and fried rice.

Storage Method : Refrigerate once open

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