I was having my daily news reading on philstar.com when the picture (below) of a man gathering rattan fruits, locally known as littuko, caught my attention. I had seen the fruits before in the Philippines, but never thought that it’s from the rattan tree, more so, that it could actually be eaten. The snakelike rattan fruit is small, about 1.5 inch in diameter.

According to those who have tasted the fruit, it is sour, akin to a tamarind taste.

I’ll make sure to taste this fruit the moment I will visit the Philippines again.

Market Manila and Home Cooking Rocks have more about the rattan fruit.