I picked one babagan from the barely surviving langka tree. Once again, I feel nostalgic about the days we often climb a similar tree and get the young and small langka fruits called babagan.
The babagan is very much like the full grown jackfruit. Look closer and you’re going to notice the numerous spine. However, they are still too small and soft to cause hand strain. The green skin is covered with numerous yellow dust which are easily removed with hand’s touch or collision with other babagan.
If a dip is not an option, it can be eaten as is. Biting and chewing it bit by bit brings the astringent taste which seems to make opening and closing the mouth harder. It is like a glue sticking teeth, tongue and lips. The worse, trying to chew and swallow it fast are likely to make one cough.