Each salak usually contain 1-2 segments, each with its own pip. The taste of Salak is somewhat musky, and somewhere in between dried bananas, jackfruit, and preserved dates; quite sweet but with a kick of acidity. Some people mistakenly name sala as rakam (Thai: ระกำ), which is another variety of snake fruit with a slightly more watery taste and a more spherical appearance. Salak can be eaten fresh or with shaved ice and sugar syrup as dessert.