breadfruit looks something like a knobbly melon. It
may have white stuff on the outside; the plant gives
off latex, so that's just breadfruit tree sap. Steamed
breadfruit - the fruit being not quite ripe and thus
a little hard - tastes much like artichoke heart. If
you like artichoke, imagine an artichoke heart the size
of a honeydew melon! Mmm.
So, get an unripe breadfruit. Start your steamer,
and while that's warming up peel the breadfruit, then
cut it up into largish bite-sized chunks. Steam them
for 20 minutes, until a fork goes in but the breadfruit
is not mushy. Serve with melted butter (with a bit of
lemon and salt) for dipping.
Variation: It's likely not convenient to pack melted
butter in a bento box, so instead you can stir-fry the
chunks of breadfruit in butter after steaming them.
Fry 'em over low to medium heat for about 15 minutes,
long enough for the butter to soak in.