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Rare ‘bekop’ a prized delicacy during durian season #NAJIB4MALAYSIA

Rare ‘bekop’ a prized delicacy during durian season #NAJIB4MALAYSIA

Rare ‘bekop’ a prized delicacy during durian season by Joanna Yap, [email protected] . Posted on January 23, 2013, Wednesday TASTY: Bekop cooked in tempoyak. Sagen Adan KOTA PADAWAN: Bekop is a prized seasonal delicacy that is so rare that few people are able to obtain it, even if they are willing to pay a high price just for a taste. The bekop tree only produces fruit during the durian season, 54-year-old homestay operator Sagen Adan told The Borneo Post recently. “We don’t eat the fruit, only its seed which is traditionally cooked with tempoyak (fermented durian). This way, it can be kept for a few months,” he said. Sagen, who hails from Kg Semban, said that some of his friends from Kuching would constantly ask him to send them bekop, such is their craving for this seasonal delicacy. “Bekop is always in great demand, especially by village folk who grew up with ...

Full article: http://www.theborneopost.com/2013/01/23/rare-bekop-a-priz...

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