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Top 10 Vegetables & Fruits in Malaysia

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The greatest gift of all is "land filled with milk and honey"

We can all assume our parent taught us eating more vegetables for our health. Ironically, they never really taught us the whole picture. This is not an article that cover everything more of nagging you to recognize all these fruits and vegetables are a blessing.

Okra lady finger

1. Okra / Lady Finger

In a way that it has more similarity to a fruit than vegetable. A pod that containing seed. Eating okra is equivalent eating fruit. Asian love stir fried lady finger with garlic and little bit of chili than eating it raw or boil.

You could get a taste of authentic lady finger dish in any Malaysian "Nasi Kandar" restaurant when available.

Bird eye Chili

2. Bird's Eye Chili

Do you know that Bird's Eye Chili is actually a fruit ?. This is because it contains the seed more or less like a pod. Of course, some of us do not like to eat it. That is the reason why god give us tomato a rival of Chili that what I love to believe.

Can you put bird eye chili and tomato in a same dish ? It is truly sad to agree not all god's creation are meant to blend well together !


3. Carrot

Basically it is a tuber. harvest it underneath soil. Frankly speaking, carrot is a giant stem storing all the natural nutrients under the soil. It cant be classified as fruit due to lack of seed and does not grow out of a tree.


4. Potato

I think some of us confuse potato and french fries in some point of our life. It actually a same thing. I do not know why it widely called as french fries instead of potato fries. It is so confusing ! Due to potato does not contain any seed so it safe to say it is a vegetable stem. We should eat more potato and treat it as a kind of vegetable.

Brinjal Eggplant

5. Eggplant / Brinjal

The king of "vegetable". I seriously think Eggplant should be classified as a fruit. I am a huge fan of eggplant. No one treat it raw and often cook with oil in many variety.

sweet potato

6. Sweet Potato

There are many differences between potato and sweet potato. Firstly, sweet potato is reddish even when skin is peeled off. Sweet potato has this long oval shape and rough surface unlike the potato usually round and fine surface.

Sweet potato is largely popular at Japan and South Korean as opposed to potato. They believe eating sweet potato is good for skin.


7. Pineapple

Historically, people has been crazy about pineapple due to scarce availability and often a dish only on royal dining table in China once upon time. I am very grateful able to taste it in my short lifetime at a grand seafood restaurant that serve pineapple fried rice. Yummy !

large yam

8. Yam

Yam is a large tuber than potato and sweet potato. Behold your eye on this heavy yam ! Yam is much more easily recognized than the rest. Outside of yam is a rough surface whereas, Inside of yam is pure white.

Chili Pepper

9. Chili Pepper

This is some fantastic discovery ever in human food history. This delicious-looking fruit has three distinctive color. Green, yellow and red. Do not fool by it colors, It is the same fruit. I am laughing so hard because once believe that three of them are different fruits.


10. Broccoli

Brocoli is a new trend in vegetable world after discovery of substances hidden in Broccoli could save life before getting diabetes or cancer. 

10 Important Fruits in Malaysia

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Abundant Fruits available throughout nationwide

The last time Malaysian run out of fruit supply is almost impossible. The lifestyle disease pretty much outweigh Malaysia fruit consumption rate. It is believe that Malaysia has continuously import good fruits into the country in order to tackle problematic disease such as obesity, heart illnesses.

Although Malaysian healthcare system is fairly affordable. There is a saying goes like "prevention is better than cure". Unless it was a fruit named Durian, most of the fruits are supplement for our body !

Apple and grape


Most of the apple put on sale at Malaysian local store are product of import from USA. we never realize how lucky we are able to taste apple ! It receives underwhelmed response perhaps due to lack of health awareness ?

I firmly believe that the fruits are heavily subsidized by the authorities. we may not the know the actual price of one apple. In 2017, the price of an apple should be RM1 as well as the price of an orange which also a product of import either from Australia or Egypt !

There is not much price inflation in fruit market in Malaysia due to abundant supply and least demand !


I did not recalls any memories of my parent ever advice me eating more grapes. They never tell us eating it could prevent cancer and heart disease !



It is not a secret that our country could product some banana in a fertile land. Banana is no stranger to us. Often, we cook it in a boiling oil with flour covering the banana. Fried banana is totally mind-blowing snack !

We may have unconsciously eating banana the wrong way after the introduction of fried banana into our diet !



Corn is so delicious indispensable in many local cuisine. Indeed, whoever eat corn will live to tell the story to other how delicious it is !



F&N beverage has been brewing Lemon Tea products for century reaping profits from Malaysian thirsty for more lemon ! Don't get me wrong we love the song "Lemon tree" from Fool garden as much as much we love consuming the lemon !

Lime citrus


Teh O Ice Limau is perhaps the most consumed drink in mamak restaurant ! High demand and easily made good beverage for throughout the day.  To your surprise, there is a long list of health benefit eating lime.



There is a discussion about papaya is enlarging women breast by eating it at a minimal amount. Myth or fact does not matter as long as there is a research that consuming Papaya seed would make sure you are parasite free !

There is one point in your life that you would fear body get infested with million of parasite ? That is how I got my first papaya for being too much pessimism.



If you ask me 3 fruits that I can think of right now, I would say watermelon after banana. This giant red fruit is everyone favorite.



Full of tomato in a pizza ? or, sweet and sour fish ? a necessary ingredient for many local cuisine. I like chili more than tomato anyone with me ?

coconut water


The last one should be least expected, coconut has been a very undervalued fruit. Most of the westerner does not really welcome coconut due to its research outcome not very pleasing. Well, in other part of the world, coconut milk or coconut oil are very much acceptable !

Imagine one day the fruit price skyrocketed or there has been a restriction imposed on these fruits. We should protect fruit from any discrimination in order for many generation yet to come for them to have a taste of it.

RIBENA Goodness TV Commercial for Malaysia 2014

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"Release the Goodness" RIBENA is celebrating its 75 years with Malaysians

  • Product : Ribena
  • Calories : 100ml = 45 KCAL, 11g Carb, 0g Protein, 0g Fat, Sugar 11g
  • Net Weight : 500ml
  • Status         : Halal , Made in Malaysia
  • Manufacturer : Cocoaland Industry Sdn Bhd
  • Flavor : Fruit Drink
  • Value (2014) : RM 3.00 
  • Website :
  • Contact no : 1800-88-3225

No artificial colour, Flavour or sweetener. Best served chill. Encourages consuming within 4 days.Avoid exposure direct sunlight.

Ribena is childhood memory's beverage. Everyone who born in early 90s generation must have drunk Ribena juice. It was really popular among Malaysian reaching the boiling point in 2004. If I am correct there were nothing replaced Ribena juice. As the years passed, Ribena the well known beverage, could be the first grape tasted beverage in Malaysia there are not much grape tasted beverage else as successful as Ribena.

Ribena does affected us subconsciously. As the Ribena getting well received, Malaysian develop a sense of pursuing the grape fruit. If we had never tried Ribena, we would not have wanted to try the grape fruit in the first place. However, It was all false that Ribena was made from blackcurrant instead of grape. A fruit contains element of vitamin C and antioxidant.

Look, Ribena Malaysia has launched a new TV commercial on Youtube and it is nice to watch ! For your information, Ribena brand was put up on sales by its founder GlaxoSmithKline. The sales was whooping 1.3 billion pounds. The acquired company is a Japanese company Suntory. 

Ribena Malaysia Facebook page has 30,000 over likes and growing. In their Facebook page, there is a fascinating story behind Ribena. The Ribena was made by UK entrepreneur in order to resolve the lack of vitamin C dietary food in UK due to second World War. Ribena must have lot of Vitamin C elements in it.

We are born in a fortunate time although the second World War have been a past for most of us, we still very much needs Vitamin C which we could obtain easily by drinking a bottle of Ribena. We should drink it at least once a week to supplement our body.

You need Ribena daily for it rich Vitamin C