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In French they are called Jamalaque (picture at http://blogderiz.over-blog.com/article-852357-6.html) and in English I think its Roseapple (picture at http://www.vnstyle.vdc.com.vn/myhomeland/foods_drinks/Fruits/Roseapple.htm), or in latin: Baboonus Assus.

These are "Ma^n" in vietnamese. Not sure what they're called in English.

OnigiriFB

I think they are called rose apples in english. I love those.

cour marly

I've heard them called rose apples or water apples in english. In Singapore/Malaysia they are called jambu or jambu air (air means water in malay).

http://www.dnull.com/jambu-air/

Eaten straight, with sprinkling of plum powder, or used in local salads.

Pim

They are called Shom Pu in Thai. They can be quite delicious, sweet and crunchy. The bad ones are pretty hideous though, bland, weirdly fluffly, and watery on top of that.

Preya

There are many different species of this fruit (genus Syzyygium), all of whose common names are used pretty much interchangeably (rose apple, water apple, wax jambu, plum rose, malabar plum). So delicious! How funny that you associate them with baboon bums!

Sticky

Great work. Now I know what they are in loads of lingos. I'm intrigued by the salad idea, cour marly?

Does anyone know how to choose good ones?

shar

In Hawaii these are called Mountain apples,we had one growing in our yard up until recently.

To find a good eating one...choose one with a darker all over even red coloring and sweet to the smell...some are sweeter than others. Its just a matter of luck sometimes. How lucky you are to see such a large bounty of these fruits.Its a fruit that you would find while hiking in our mountains in the islands ,hence the name perhaps.
One a side note,Ive asked you previously if you knew of special tool used to shred green papayas for use in making salads.

regards and aloha

Matt

I've been hearing "rose apple" a lot lately, but it used to be that I heard people calling them "bell fruit." In Chinese, they're called "lian wu"; in Taiwanese, "len bu" (the 'b' is pronounced like 'bm' or 'mb'—whatever). There's also a pale greenish version, but either way, they're delish!

hinh tran

This is called "MẬN" in Việtnamese. This kind of fruit come in few colors: white, pink, red, bananas leaf color. They are best to eat with fine crush salt and red pepper. Taste better if eating cold.

Sticky

Shar - I remember your query and I remember sending you a photo of the implement in question. I sent it from a personal email address so it may have been diverted to your bulk/spam. That was months ago, right! And I've deleted the photo!

Matt - more translations...thanks!

Tran - I love the chili-salt with pineapple and mango - will have to try it with the rose apples now. Thanks for the tip...keep them in the fridge, right?

HanoiMark

They are called MẬN in South Vietnam but you'll never hear that in Hanoi. In North Vietnam they are called ROI, pronounced Zoy (not sure of the tone?).

hml

In Costa Rica, the locals called them manzana de agua.. or water apples

lili

I grew up with a 'wax jambu' tree in the backyard in Australia. These were pink lovelies, excellent for throwing at the sister after taking two bites and cringing at the tart waxiness of them.
First time i'd seen the white and maroon varieties was December in Vietnam. They all taste the same, but now i like them!

 Cỏ Tím

Ya, water apples! I miss them.

anthony

No they are in fact baboon bottoms and are used by baboons both as a mating sign and for expelling bodily waste. They are also, along withe the lips, a significant portion of the meat in baboon sausages.

in the North it is called 'Roi', in the South it is 'Ma^.n' :)

buntin.dex..law

NNNNOOOOOO!!!!! the real name for them is called plumrose.....we have them in my country MONTSERRAT in the CARIBBEAN.....i was just thinking about it and said let me look it up online......i miss that teast of rose but its a fruit....its soo!..diliciouse....ummmmm!!!! i miss it so much.

maplestory mesos

NNNNOOOOOO!!!!! the real name for them is called plumrose.....we have them in my country MONTSERRAT in the CARIBBEAN.....i was just thinking about it and said let me look it up online......i miss that teast of rose but its a fruit....its soo!..diliciouse....ummmmm!!!! i miss it so much.

kolokoy

definitely not a plumrose! it's wax apple

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