I love Durian and I like Jackfruit so this sort of combination is something out of this world. This is a hybrid that occured in nature. Officially Cempedak (Malay name since it originates in Malaysia) is a cousin of the Jackfruit. You have the sticky texture of the durian added to the taste of the jackfruit. The fruit has no thorns and looks more like the jackfruit. So good and abuandant in neighbouring Malaysia which means you can get it quite easily in Singapore.
And fried cempedak in batter is divine (similar to goreng pisang where banana is used).
I think the fruit is rather pretty and turns from green to brown when ripe.
It’s easier to slice open than a durian and this is what it looks like inside. Just be careful of the pulp or milk surrounding the fruit as it can be very sticky like glue. Best to use gloves when handling.
The delightful orange fruit and some use the seed for curries.