Unknown Stunningly Beautiful Small Red Thai Fruit – Sa’ree in Khmer

Here’s an amazing looking fruit that I picked up on the Thai side of the Poipet border coming back from Bangkok. They are the size of cherries and taste nothing like them. In fact cherries taste mush better (if they’re not pumped full of chemicals) in my opinion. But these look just astounding!!

They are called Sa’ree in Khmer. Haven’t a clue in English. They are juicy with a bit of crunch, have a hint of sweet and a hint of sour. I ate them with the traditional salt and chilli mix you get with all sour fruits here. In fact I was rather disappointed with the taste. I expected something much more spectacular because of it’s beauty!!

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Look at my little beauties with their soft red skin shining in the midday sun…. :-)!!

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And if I was totally honest the orange patches are where they started to go bad. You see I waited till I got home because I thought they would be so delicious I wouldn’t have any left to photograph. And once I was home I had other matters to attend to so I forgot about them for a couple of days.

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13 thoughts on “Unknown Stunningly Beautiful Small Red Thai Fruit – Sa’ree in Khmer

  1. sam

    it call wild cherry coz my aunty’s house got that …

    • Thanks for the info. I’ll look it up!! And thank you for dropping by and have a wonderful day!! 🙂

    • I’ve just looked up wild cherries. They don’t look like this fruit. I’ve never seen this fruit in Europe. Only here in Thailand and Cambodia. So it must need a warm climate to grow in.

    • Sun Flower

      They are acerola cherries. They have one of highest concentration of vitamin C of all fruits.

  2. Robert

    We have this in Australian tropics we call it Brazilian cherry.

  3. albert

    ive had these in Hawaii and they were unreal tasting like a sweet bell pepper with sweet and sour overtone was trying to find info and saw your post i dont know what they are tho

  4. Steve

    Would love to know what this is called. Tastes like a sour plum with a hint of black grape. I loved it.

  5. rob

    They are full of vitamine and at the moment I make wine of them in Thailand

  6. I ate the fruit…
    then I chewed the seed out of curiosity…
    it felt a bit minty..

    • Hi Prisca. Thanks for browsing my blog. It is unfortunately dormant since a few years now as I have life stuff to deal with. I wish you all the best 🙂 .

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