I love Bumpy Apples! The hard outer shells are peeled off and expose a firm apple/pear like fruit that’s very sweet.
Yes – they have apples everywhere! Now, if I could just figure out how to bake a pie without a stove – I would be really happy!
Rambutan look a bit scarey, but they taste wonderful! You break off the colorful, hairy outer shell and you get to sweet fruite inside!
Water coconut is a relative to the standard coconut. You find these in the Mekong Delta and they taste just like a regular coconut! I have seen these around Saigon for a while now and never knew what they were! They look quite menacing, but dont’ be afraid to give them a try!
Tamarind is used for many things, but it can also be eaten plain as a fruit. You just peel off the hard shell and get to a soft, sticky, red fruit with a small pit in the middle.
Persimmons are filling the markets right now. They come from Dalt and are juicy and yummy! They have a few different varieties – soft or crunchy. I prefer the soft – the texture of a tomato, but taste much sweeter!
For some reason when I eat longa it reminds me of the fall in the US. Peel off the thin outer shell and eat the fruit inside. Good, small, sweet treat!
Durian, the king of fruit. You can read about my experience trying durian here. You can find it everywhere in the markets now – or should I say – you can smell it everywhere in the markets now! Eaten alone, in shakes or ice cream – the smelly and squishy fruit is an aquired taste for sure!
So – get out to those markets and start buying and trying some of this colorful, delicious fruit!