October 4, 2010

Trip to Cocoaland; Jengka, Pahang



VISIT cumi and ciki's travel, adventure + food blog here!!: http://www.cumidanciki.com/


Mmm.. looks like a soursop huh?
Didn't ever imagine it would be purple inside when they're freshly picked.

He's ready to split em pods! and leave them to ferment. Fermentation creates the flavour we all recognize and love.


TADAH! dried cocoa beans! They finally now taste and smell like the end product.


The Malaysian Cocoa Board (MCB) is a federal statutory research and development agency under the Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities (previously called Ministry of Primary Industries Malaysia). It was established under the Act of Parliament 343 (incorporation) in 1988 and has been in operation since 1989. The main objective is to develop the cocoa industry in Malaysia to be well integrated and competitive in the global market. Emphasis is given to increasing productivity and efficiency in cocoa bean production and increasing downstream activities.

Read more about The Malaysian Cocoa Board and their work here. A big thank you to them too for being so hospitable and accommodating :)

8 comments:

qwazymonkey said...

So fast and furious lah you! Trying to make up for your late, ermm I mean grand arrival to the plantation is it? Haha

Lovely pictures!

CUMI & CIKI said...

woW! thank u for the link! so speeeedy one :P

Ann L. said...

beautiful pictures & great video...I enjoyed watching how you make your cake. When you move, try to move slowly. When you move too fast, the video came out very blurry. Looking forward to see more videos from you .......

healy said...

fun! fun! wow great photos. . I enjoyed digging it=)

Melissa said...

How fun!!! Great pics!

Kiran said...

You all visited my kampung state, Pahang? Wow! Honored leh :D Nice that you enjoyed the cocoa plantation visit. Missing Malaysia la, from the far-far-away land of USA. And of, missing Delectable's tiramisu. Yummy!

Rachel@Any Idiot Can said...

Wow, this looks really fun.

I just love Malaysia and try to get there every couple of months (I live in Thailand).

Your photos are beautiful by the way!

Chuckie Cotton said...

eh, I didnt know they ferment Cocoa...