What is this?

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What do you call them?
No need to peel them!

What do you call this fruit? They look like tiny oranges and are a little bit bigger than calamansi. No need to peel or slice these little things. Just pop one into your mouth or bite right into it. It is citrusy sweet and very refreshing! I was told it also soothes a sore throat. Now if only I know what it’s called. Perhaps you do?

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  1. jojo
    February 26, 2007 at 11:52 am (12 years ago)

    ay onga ano yan…this would be perfect for me..i like oranges, but i hate peeling them!!!

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  2. jop
    February 26, 2007 at 12:06 pm (12 years ago)

    di kaya kumquat yan? looks like it.

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  3. watson
    February 26, 2007 at 1:11 pm (12 years ago)

    Baka kiat kiat?

    Hmmm…. di ko rin sure what that is…

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  4. Pao
    February 26, 2007 at 2:37 pm (12 years ago)

    dwendeng pongkan? 😆

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  5. petite
    February 26, 2007 at 3:10 pm (12 years ago)

    hmm…they kinda look like clementines… :-)

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  6. jen
    February 26, 2007 at 3:33 pm (12 years ago)

    hindi ba kiat kiat yan?

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  7. eye
    February 26, 2007 at 4:14 pm (12 years ago)

    clementines nga ata. wala siyang subdivisions? para siyang malaking longgan no? hehe!

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  8. Kay
    February 26, 2007 at 5:30 pm (12 years ago)

    Kiat kiat. My baby loves it. Love love loves it!

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  9. vina
    February 26, 2007 at 7:41 pm (12 years ago)

    mini semi-orange!!! 😛

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  10. purplegirl
    February 26, 2007 at 10:26 pm (12 years ago)

    i’ve never seen that before. is it chinese? how’s the balat — like asian pears or like apples? is it available year round? looks so yummy, eh.

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  11. Lette
    February 26, 2007 at 11:04 pm (12 years ago)

    They certainly look like kumquats.

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  12. MJM
    February 26, 2007 at 11:05 pm (12 years ago)

    kumquats… i see a lot of those here in KL. They’re really good, but can be very expensive.

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  13. barbara
    February 27, 2007 at 7:28 am (12 years ago)

    actually there’s some kinds of kumquat na maasim, so alternative namin dito sa australia as kalamansi.

    –miss b :)

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  14. Tina
    February 27, 2007 at 9:56 am (12 years ago)

    Aaah. So that’s what a kumquat looks like. I’ve been hearing all about that in Nickelodeon’s All That, in the crazy taxi driver scene. Haha, wait, you can eat the skin?

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  15. rach
    February 28, 2007 at 12:31 am (12 years ago)

    I love kumquat esp. if I find a sweet batch. It’s so convenient to eat and my son likes it too.

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  16. Lissa
    February 28, 2007 at 2:40 am (12 years ago)

    I have never eaten real kumquats but I’m curious though. Wala ata dito yan eh. I did have kumquat boba before because I was curious about the taste.

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  17. jeannycdj
    March 1, 2007 at 12:28 pm (12 years ago)

    well…madami sa divi yan hehehe

    sa supermarket meron din…

    they callet it kiatkiat….

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  18. Lissa
    March 5, 2007 at 2:00 pm (12 years ago)

    Hey Toni, kumquat boba is just boba (bubble tea) with kumquat flavor. It was actually pretty good parang citrusy sya.

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  19. karina
    March 8, 2007 at 11:58 am (12 years ago)

    hello! kiat kiat ang tawag namin dito. =) Matamis at masarap. =)

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  20. purplegirl
    March 18, 2007 at 12:04 am (12 years ago)

    they’re not kumquats! i just got back from San Francisco and bought two kilos of kumquats from the organic market. kumquats are like kalamansi with subdivisions inside and big seeds. the rind is just like kalamansi except that it’s orange. also, they’re so sour like kalamansi. so i’d go with two of the commenters that said they’re kiat kiat. of course, i’ve never seen nor eaten kiat kiat. but those are definitely NOT kumquats.

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  21. tulip
    April 1, 2007 at 1:44 am (12 years ago)

    Your final link, goes to a description of a kumquat, but you said it’s a kiat-kiat.?? Anyway, that is actually kumquat, a kiat-kiat is like a miniature ponkan, you can’t eat the rind. Kumquat is eaten, whole. kumquat is great to use for desserts.

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