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Saturday, October 1, 2011

City Daily Photo Theme Day Oct 2011 - Mystery Object

Today is City Daily Photo's theme day for October 2011. The theme is Mystery Object.

The mystery hanging objects are called "Buddha's Hands". Have you heard of Citron fruits?

I like the citron tea, "yujacha" (柚子茶) served at a Korean Barbecue Restaurant here.

Citron fruits are produced from a small tree, the scientific name of the tree is Citrus medica. The fruits are usually oval to rounded in shape and turn from green to a golden yellow when riped. Those pictured above are extreme forms when the fruits become divided into fingers called "fingered citron" or "Buddha's hand citron".

The citron was already cultivated in Mesopotamia before 500BC.

 To read more about Buddha's hands, click here.

These items are for sale at Chin Pomelo Farm, the place I photographed them. You can also view a specimen tree at the Secret Garden of 1-Utama, Petaling Jaya. I have seen the rounded fruits as well as fingered citron there.

“City Daily Photo Theme Day Oct 2011 - Mystery Object”, a copyrighted post, was written for Klang, Malaysia Daily Photo blog by Autumn Belle @ http://mymalaysiadailyphoto.blogspot.com on October 1st, 2011.

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  1. I haven't seen nor heard that!

  2. First encounter normally in prayers they used lotus flowers and fruits. Maybe not observant enough. From far thought its the Chinese lap cheong ..wow CNY approaching soon? haha

  3. Good morning, Wenn, Andrea, Bananaz!

    Hahaha, can eat and drink it besides offering to Buddha. Not to be confused with Citroen car!

  4. I've seen it being sold here just not sure of it's name till now.

  5. wonder what to do with the fresh buddha hands.

  6. Funny. Citron is the french word for lemon. Does it taste lemony?

  7. Nice picture and can they be eaten or just for decoration? We see them a lot during CNY :) happy week ahead.

  8. Can anyone tell me where to buy these is Klang?

  9. Jama, yeah, on and off we can find vendors selling them at the night market and wet market.

    Small Kuching, M.Kate, it is usually used as prayer offerings. These are citrus fruits. Some Korean restaurants serve Citron (round shape) as a fruit juice. These finger shaped fruits seems messy to juice.

    Julie, thanks!

    Steven, I have not seen the fruits for sale anywhere in Klang yet, except as an auspicious potted plant for CNY.

  10. Morning..didn't know that you could make juice out of it ...cool

  11. Daddy, I'm sorry for the typo error. Actually I meant citroen tea, not juice. I have not tasted citron juice. You can try Citron Tea (柚子茶) drink in Korean restaurants.


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