Thailand - Mangosteen: throughout my day i eat tons of this beautiful fruit…and fresh guava:) google “Mangosteen” - it’s extremely healthy for you. here in Bangkok i can pick up a large bag of fresh Mangosteen for $2…crazy cheap!
Southeast Asia is a fruit lover’s paradise. There are many tropical fruits available here that we know and love in the U.S., such as pinapples, bananas, papaya, mangos, starfruit, limes, coconuts and oranges. But, some new fruit we’ve been introduced to over here have totally rocked our socks off! Literally. We haven’t worn socks in five months.
Jackfruit: Ever tried Juicy Fruit gum? Well, this is the fruity flavor of the gum. These are massive and can weigh up to 60 pounds. Crunchy with large seed in middle. Adrian’s favorite!
Durian: The King of Fruits. Dangerously spiky shell. Creamy on inside. You can smell these from afar and they’re banned from many hotels and public transportation. Smells like sweet garbage. Tastes like sweet onion custard.
Mangosteen: Hard, thick shell. Looks like a garlic clove on inside. So sweet and juicy. Sometimes seeds. My favorite!
Pomelo: Looks and feels like grapefruit, but sweeter. Another high up on the list for Adrian.
Salak: Shell looks like snakeskin. Hard and crunchy and tastes like grape candy. Large seed on inside.
Dragonfruit: These come in both white and bright pink on inside. Many edible tiny black seeds. Tastes like a water-downed kiwi and similar in texture.
Soursop: Also called sugar apples, although nothing like an apple. Super sweet. Squishy texture. Many seeds need to be removed. Hard to eat, but worth the treat!
Rambutan: Shell looks hard and prickly, but the hairs are actually soft. Looks like a big round pearl on inside. Soft, sweet with big seed in middle.
Lychee: Hard, prickly, thick shell. Very similar to rambutan in terms of texture and flavor.
Longan: Hard, thin shell. Similar to rambutan and lychee on inside.
It wasn’t difficult to find quite a nice variety of fruits in Colombia. In order from the top, soursop aka guanabana, passion fruit aka maracuya, rose apple aka poma off the tree, mangosteen, a huge tree and yes that avacado aka aguacate is roughly the size of my head. It was delicious.