Egg Yolk Fruit – Have You Ever Tried this Extremely Weird Fruit?

By Mark Wiens 12 Comments
Egg Yolk Fruit
Weird Egg Yolk Fruit

The fruit lady over at the best fruit shake in Bangkok handed me its bright yellow flesh. I immediately tasted an egg yolk, both in texture and flavor.

It was a bizarre sensation to say the least.

In Thai, the Egg Yolk Fruit is known as Lamut Khamen or Luk Taw (scientific name: Pouteria campechiana). After doing a little research, I found that it’s available in the Philippines where some enjoy it and others consider it to be like eating baby poop.

Whatever the scenario, it was weird, but apparently it’s good for the eyes!

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  • Simon

    4 years ago

    There are lots of the egg yolk fruit in China, especially in GuangXi provice, south west China.

  • william

    7 years ago

    I havetried it a few years back in kerala….. Check this http://theindianvegan.blogspot.com/2013/03/all-about-egg-fruit-canistel.html

  • Ron

    8 years ago

    I tried this fruit for first time last week. And I loved it and i just went back to the little Vietnamese produce store that had it last week and I bought 3 more of them today I look forward to eating them. They don’t smell or taste like eggs. The texture sure is different it’s definately like an egg yolk but even more so like more denser but the fruit is sweet tastes good and probably very filling. The fruit has weight to it cosidering it’s the size of an orange.

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Awesome to hear that Ron! It’s been a few years now since I’ve had one… I need to go buy some too!

  • Dan

    8 years ago

    There is a tree on the Pali Golf Course on Oahu. Just picked an almost ripe fruit, waiting to ripen to taste. See people picking them all the time – thought I would give it a try. Very interesting looking.

  • KATHY SCHETTERER

    8 years ago

    I love eggy-yolk fruit,can anybody tell me the calories in one large fruit??

    • Mark Wiens

      8 years ago

      Hey Kathy, I have no idea, but hopefully someone who reads this can help us out!

  • Anonymous

    9 years ago

    I haven’t tried this one. In fact, this is the first time I’ve seen or heard about an egg yolk fruit. I will do some research about this.

    • Jamie

      9 years ago

      Have an egg yolk tree in my garden in Vientiane. It is a bizarre taste. Can only deal with a little at a time Have never seen it for sale or anywhere else.

      • Mark Wiens

        9 years ago

        Cool to hear that Jamie, it really is an interesting fruit that I’ve only seen a few times!