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What's Pandan And Ciku In English? We Dug Up Translations Of 16 Produce Malaysians Love

Sapodilla?!

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These fruits, vegetables, and nuts are very much a part of our local cuisine, but have you ever wondered what they are called in English?

Ciku, galangal, and grapefruit.

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Here are the English words for these 16 commonly heard Malay names of fruits, vegetables, and nuts:

1. Daun Pandan - Screwpine Leaves

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2. Ciku - Sapodilla

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3. Kangkung - Water Spinach

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4. Lengkuas - Galangal

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5. Paku Uban - Creeping Sword Fern

6. Langsat - Lanzones

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7. Buah Nona - Sugar-Apple

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8. Buah Sukun - Breadfruit

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9. Buah Keras - Candlenuts

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10. Buah Pelaga - Cardamom

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11. Limau Gedang - Grapefruit

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12. Pisang Kaki - Persimmon

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13. Kedondong - Ambarella

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14. Buah Mengkudu - Noni

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15. Petai - Stink Beans

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16. Kacang Botol - Winged Bean

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Do you know any other names of foods that are popular locally and has an English word for it? Let us know in the comment section below!

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