Balimbing is the Filipino word for Carambola; also known as Star Fruit .
Balimbing is a light green to yellowish tropical fruit which has many angles and sides and has a star shape when cut across the grain. Its fruit is juicy and tastes like the combined taste of plums , grapes and apples. Some green varieties when not yet fully ripe taste sour. Because of its star shape, it is mostly used for decorative purposes, mostly for decorating cocktail drinks and desserts.