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Thursday, February 5, 2009

"Terung Asam Sarawak"/Borneo Sour Egg Plant- Should We Commercialized It?

Picture 1 : "Terung Asam Sarawak"/Borneo Sour Egg Plant-Green colour, unripen fruit. Yellow colour, ripen fruit.
Have you taste this plant? You cannot eat it raw..you have to cook it first.
Wow..it`s really sour and good to mix up with spicy chicken/other meat soup. I`m still remembered during my studying time at UPM, Serdang, Selangor. You can imagine i brought 1 full box of "terung asam sarawak" to Semenanjung and finished in one day.
For those who are really want to taste the terung asam sarawak...do come to sarawak. No problem, i can simply cook it for you. Tiada hal bah tu.
Jadi, saya pun berfikir kalau terung asam ini boleh dikormesialkan. Ini satu peluang perniagaan dalam pertanian untuk bumiputera Sarawak/Sabah. Cuba kita perhatikan masakan tomyam, untuk mendapatkan rasa masam pada sup tersebut perlu ditambahkan tomato. Dari aspek harga tomato dalam perniagaan makanan, agak mahal lagipun tidak tahan lama. Cuba bandingkan dengan terung asam sarawak, sudah pasti dapat bertahan lama di dalam peti sejuk lagipun dapat menghasilkan rasa lebih masam.

Melalui perhatian saya, suku kaum kenyah di sini banyak menanam buah terung asam sarawak tetapi hanya untuk kegunaan isi keluarga sahaja. Bayangkan sahaja pemborong membeli daripada mereka dengan harga terendah, RM1.00/kg. Mahu tidak mahu..terpaksa jual juga sebab memerlukan duit untuk membeli minyak untuk generator rumah dan juga benda-benda lain. The life here really tough..to find food, no problem, but the money is another question. Apabila si pemborong menjual terung asam ini di pasar basah, harganya melonjak sehingga RM6.00/kg. Cuba anda bayangkan keuntungan yang diperolehi?

Picture 2 : Two terung asam sarawak-nearly to 1kg

In the other word, Borneo sour egg plant/Terung Asam Sarawak can be easily commercialized. Just try and error. For me, doing slash and burn agriculture-for paddy, is not really making profit. We can make shifting agriculture but not in a big scale. You got what i mean? The more bigger of your paddy field, the higher cost you have to cover up. You have to consider the time consuming and costing. Just a simple calculation, you have to buy mixed benzine to run your chain-saw, labour cost for those only 1 child. Do you know how much the cost of mixed benzine at Ulu Baram here? It is RM3.20/litre!

Pada artikel seterusnya, saya akan mendedahkan perbandingan kos/kelebihan/kekurangan penanaman padi dengan terung asam sarawak.

Need your feedback on "terung asam sarawak" . Technical/technology solution..


Thanks.

Best Regard;

The Founder of Penemuruai





7 comments:

  1. Er... some of us called this the Terung Dayak (as opposed to those aubergine which we refer to as terung Cina) hehe. Wait until it's yellowish, lagilah nyaman pakai masak asam fish head! NYUM!

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  2. To One Other,
    Yea..some of us called it Terung Dayak/Iban/Asam Sarawak..macam-macam lagi. But this is the only and the one "Terung". Yumii..asam pedas.
    Thanks.
    Best Regard;
    The Founder of Penemuruai

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  3. terung iban @ terung asam ko kami menua kin, nyamai terung tu enti gulai enggau salai, kena ngulai ikan masak asam

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  4. To ESkay,
    sigi gulai ia nya enti terung asam+ikan/daging ti bukai.
    Why don`t you try it with tomyam? More power and kaw-kaw..
    Thanks.
    Best Regard;
    The Founder of Penemuruai

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  5. bro, I miss that Terung Asam... hoho!

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  6. Bro,
    O yea? You missed it ka? Hehehe. No problem..you can have during your holiday later.
    Best Regard;
    Penemuruai

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  7. ada sesiapa yang berminat ...saya boleh supplykan ....sila emil kpd sya kalau ingin nak buat oder ...sejahtera.jaya574@gmail.com/cool_csj@yahoo.com

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