Here’s a roundup of a handful of cempedak recipes. Unsurprisingly, few outside of Malaysia and perhaps Indonesia have sampled cempedak, and have therefore employed the fruit in culinary recipes.
WHAT INGREDIENTS GO WELL WITH CEMPEDAK?
Cempedak's strong flavor means it's best highlighted as a solo ingredient, or with another fruit possessing a similar gooey texture.
banana, plantain, jackfruit, durian, breadfruit, orange, mango, strawberry, pineapple, avocado, cacao, coconut, date,
asafetida, onion (yellow and red), garlic, ginger, sesame oil, cashew, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, coconut milk, sugar, honey, agave, cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg
Cempedak Ice Cream
Ingredients: cempedak, coconut milk,
Cempedak Swiss Roll
Ingredients: cempedak, egg, sugar, oil, milk,
Ingredients: cempedak, cream cheese, eggs,
corn flour, milk, butter, sugar, water, sour cream
Ingredients: cempedak, butter, sugar, flour,
baking powder, milk
Ingredients: butter, sugar, flour, eggs, cempedak
Ingredients: cempedak, banana, butter,
eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla, evaporated milk
Ingredients: cempedak, flour, sugar,
mayonnaise, milk, salt, eggs
Ingredients: cempedak, rice flour,
water, salt, oil
Cempedak Spring Rolls
Ingredients: spring roll wrap, cempedak pulp,
powdered sugar, cornstarch, oil
Image is from a patron of
Malaysia's Fat Spoon Cafe.