GAC! Apparently this is some kind of fruit. But with a name like this who knows what it tastes like? At any rate, it ripens over December and January, and grows on a vine that looks a lot like the passionflower vine.
The fruit contains a ton of nutritional items, so many that absolutely no one bothers to mention how it tastes. It is also used to ‘colorize’ sticky rice; in the bottom photo, the rice with the orangey tone is the one ‘flavoured’ with Gac, and was slightly nutty. Anyone know anything about this fruit???
More about the tropical fruits I discovered in Southeast Asia: