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Jengkol or Jering is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia, where the seeds are a popular dish.They are mainly consumed in Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Indonesia. The crushed seeds give off a mild sulfurous odor, similar to Petai, or stronger. =) Harta ( means "Treasure" in Malay) and also is the name of my good friend from Jakarta, who brought me to eat jering. We fell in love in jengkol in Indonesia back in early 2010 during our first trip to Indonesia. Since then we got hooked with it. We put it into cheddar, added in garlic and chili to spice it up.