‘Asam’ refers to the sourness of the fruit, which is related to the sweeter carambola .
One common reason for the malformation of fruits, such as asymmetric carambola or pears, is incomplete pollination.
Why did New Zealand accept a variation to the Australian New Zealand Food Standard code that will allow irradiated mango, papaya, mangosteen, litchi, breadfruit, carambola , custard apple and rambutan to be imported into New Zealand?
My lobster consommé was not the usual salted brown water, but a subtly tasting hot lake surrounding an island of crispy shrimp, carambola and tomato salad.
September introduces kids to mangos and carambola .
Star fruit - or carambola as it's also known - is just the ticket.
There are the kiwi fruit, watery rose apple, carambola , passion fruit, eggfruit, figs, strawberry guava, lovi lovi, mangostein, pomegranate.
The carambola , or five-finger fruit, has a mild but sweet taste, and a thinnish skin.
Jamaican cooks have rediscovered their native tangy fruits, including ackee (the reddish-yellow fruit of an evergreen tree), carambola , and ortanique (a cross between an orange and a tangerine).
Multicoloured, multilayered cakes and mousses abound, along with carambola , mango and cream pastry and pistachio and cappuccino squares.