Food

Petai


Just like durian, you can either love petai or hate petai. There’s no in-between. I for one love durian but am disgusted by the smell of petai mainly because of the stinking components we extricate after eating it.

My dad bought a bouquet of petai from a roadside stall the other day. He’s the petai lover in our family. Grandma eats petai too. Mom, sis and me are the ‘petai haters’ in the family.

When dad brought back the petai, Chester was chasing the bouquet like it is the most aromatic smell on earth. Grrr not you too Chester!

I have one question. Have anyone of you feed your dog raw petai? I wanted to but don’t dare. Scare he might fall sick after that.



Dad’s famous sambal petai dish. Yup he cooked that dish.

So are you like me? A petai hater? Say lar you’re a petai hater… join my club.

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14 Comments

  • Reply wuching June 5, 2007 at 11:19 am

    eee….i no like either but i like durians!

  • Reply nazlihaffiz June 5, 2007 at 1:47 pm

    I’m into durians big time and I was once a petai hater like yourself.

    But fate has it, my future mother-in-law made gulai tempoyak with petais in it and it was delicious!

    I’m now a petai-loving convert.

    Cheers 😉

  • Reply narrowband June 5, 2007 at 2:19 pm

    I don’t mind eating petai, and the belacan that goes with it (yummmy!). But then my tummy will have some strange reaction afterwards… abit scary… Sometimes I need to go toilet 3-4 times in a day… but thank God for wireless broadband (*hint hint*)… LOL…..

  • Reply Mo-C June 5, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    Both durian and petai are my favourites. But, I never tried eat both at same time. Don’t sure what is the aftermath.
    I used to be a petai hater. But, once I tried on my MIL’s squid’s sambal petai, I love it until now.

    Hey, u should try it, it’s nutrious and delicious 😀

  • Reply Gallivanter June 5, 2007 at 3:45 pm

    YUCK to both PETAI & DURIANS! These 2 foul items only shows that God has a wicked sense of humor! :sick: You forgot the other funky stuff, Cincaluk! :laughing:

  • Reply flsam June 5, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    Both durain and petai are my favorites too. But I have stop taking durain for a longtime. I like the sambal belacan petai. Normally, I can only eat at Mixed rice shop as my family hate it.

  • Reply moz monster June 5, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    I used to eat petai raw … but I haven’t done it for a very long time now … not sure if I can still do it …

    As for che-cheh … I’ll let him try anything at least once !!! But I’m not a vet hor … I don’t know if it’s good or advisable !!!! Don’t :beat_up: me up if che-cheh get upset tummy !

  • Reply hcfoo June 6, 2007 at 2:45 am

    I used to hate petai too until one day I tried tasting the sambal belacan out of curiosity. Guess what? It has been my favourite food since! You won’t believe it until you really try.

    Sambal belacan with petai and udang is the best! And I just had it during lunch :drool:

  • Reply dreamcatcher June 6, 2007 at 7:14 am

    petai is 1 of the if not the best fruit in the world. u might change ur mind if u read about it’s many health benefit. scientifically proven. heh!heh! don’t think it’s harmful for chester too. :hehe:

    yea liking it is an acquired taste. my family loves it but i don’t eat it, the smell is too overpowering, n i’m allergic to belacan. :tongue:

    fortunately, ur dad cooks, otherwise… terpaksa ke kedai makan jelah dia. :laughing:

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 6, 2007 at 9:42 am

    Wuching, hi-5!

    Nazlihaffiz and Mo-C, I think I need a mother-in-law to convert me to become a petai lover. :laughing:

    Narrowband, how strange would your tummy feel? Growling? Or like washing machine spinning round and round? Hahaha a good one…wireless broadband.

    Daniel, I thought you’ll say you love petai…hahaha. Cincaluk is a heaven food woiiii!

    Flsam, hmm why did you stop eating durian?

    Moz Monster, why you’re not sure you can stomach raw petai anymore? Very smelly izzit? Better be safe than sorry…no petai for Chester.

    Hcfoo, wow you too? Okay I’ll try petai someday…once I’ve gathered all my guts.

    Dreamcatcher, aiseh from the first paragraph I thought you’re a petai lover. :tongue:

  • Reply vhanded June 9, 2007 at 9:02 am

    Wow, I love this food a lot. Last time used to eat a lot, but now eat less, because it makes my mouth has a kind of odor, even the waste in toilet smell like it… yak.

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 9, 2007 at 9:46 am

    Vhanded, :laughing: I know what kind of odor you’re talking about. :tongue:

  • Reply Natalie June 14, 2007 at 3:42 am

    I’m a petai lover but a durian hater!!!

  • Reply Che-Cheh June 14, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Natalie, ahhh one day I must really try petai. :tongue:

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