I have often wondered if Breadfruit (Actocarpus altilis) or “Kulu or Rimas” can be eaten in a different way other than cooked like a vegetable with gata (coconut milk). I finally got my answer when I visited Isla Betita Betita in Kaputian, Island Garden City of Samal.
Breadfruit or “Kulu” as they call it in Isla Betita looks like a spikeless marang. Its tree can reach up to 85 feet and bears fruit all year long.
The Isla Betita staff introduced a new way of cooking kulu. For their demonstration, they peeled the kulu, sliced it into bite-sized pieces, fried in oil and then sprinkled with brown sugar.
The dish tasted like crispy and sweet potato fries but the flesh melts in your mouth.
Breadfruit is a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin C and Niacin (Vitamin B3) and has a high amount of potassium which helps in muscle contraction and in maintaining the bodies' cell electrolyte balance.
It is one alternative meryenda I like! I choose Kulu!