Runaway Photo of the Week: for the love of Starfruit, Singapore

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Runaway Photo of the Week: for the love of Starfruit, Singapore


My love of Starfruit.




Starfruit, inside


*Location : At the roof top of a Hongout Hostel at Singapore.


*Thought : At a grocery store, one of my favorite places to visit when I’m away, I found this amazing fruit. Sometimes English naming surprises me. It is literally ‘Star’ fruit, right? It is so right, and genius name.


As a person who deeply involved with Astronomy, anything shapes like star get my interest. This star fruit became my favorite thing in  as soon as I saw. Not just the shape I loved, the taste. I am not a sweet tooth, so I don’t like too sweet fruits either, so Starfruit is just perfect for my taste. Little bit sour, like.. a grapefruit which I also like.


Everyday I bought several Star fruits and had it for dinner or with other food. Star fruit juice as well.


My love of Starfruit, it never stops! It totally deserve pick for my Travel Photo of the week! Don’t you think?



“Have you ever had a Starfruit?”


Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .


  1. Cute. I never saw the starfruit as much, mostly cos it’s local to us in Malaysia. But seen through a stranger’s eyes… yeah, it is sorta wonderful, isn’t it? 🙂

    • Juno says:


      Yap. Sometimes you can learn from strangers’ eye. 🙂 I’m learing about my country so much too. hehe.. Anyhow, Starfruit, rocks!! Totally

  2. Danial Shah says:

    Wow Juno. This is amazing. Are these REAL? I am surprised. I am sure these tastes cool 🙂

    Thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. Lori says:

    Wow, never saw one before! It’s simply surprising.

    • Juno says:

      right? Right? I’m so glad I’m not the only one who surprised by starfruit. 🙂 I have a fridge magnet too. Hehehe

  4. i luv em.. but only the sweet ones. hubby is great at buying fruits. he is the official fruit cutter as well :O haha

    CONGRATS ON YOUR 9000 darling!!!

  5. ike says:

    it’s amazing. I’ve never heard it, starfruit? is there any way of having that in korea?

  6. Mary @ womensjourneys says:

    I love star fruit, and remember the first time I had it here in the U.S. I haven’t seen it in the grocery store on a while…maybe it’s time for a trip to the Singapore or Malaysia…

  7. Leila says:

    I’m not sure, but it certainly looks like a fruit in Brazil that is called ‘carambola’. I don’t remember the taste, but we had it in our house (the plant) when I was a kid.

    • Juno says:


      I think you are right! Google says it is. 🙂 Wonderful! So you can grow that in the yard! Awesome.. Shamd I don’t live in Tropical atmosphere. 🙂

  8. Janis says:

    Hi Juno, it’s interesting to see foreigners fascinated with our local produce, I.e; starfruits:) I like starfruits too! The Chinese here (Malaysia) rub a lil salt and eat, apparently to reduce heatiness. But the fruit itself is cooling. It’s nice to juice it too.
    Love ur blog!:)

    • Juno says:


      Right. 🙂 So you see everyday in supermarket, right? I really miss Starfruit juice. It’s perfect taste! 🙂
      Fresh, sour mmmm
      but with salt? Don’t know about that.. It makes taste better? 🙂 Maybe!

  9. ChinaMatt says:

    I like fresh starfruit, something you can’t get in the US (at least not northeast). I had some fresh picked starfruit when I lived in Shenzhen. Delicious.

  10. Sya says:

    why dont you try to dip it with rojak sauce. (refer this link : it’s easy to make. trust me, it will give extra flavours to your starfruit! 😀

    p/s: if you dont have time to make it, just prepare some soy sauce, mix it with a lil bit of sugar. (if you love spicy food, add some chopped thai bird chillies and tadaaa~ enjoy dipping!

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