Started seeing yellow dragon fruit at Chinese markets and absolutely fell in love after trying one. I still like the mild and clean flavor of a pink dragon fruit, but the yellow ones are sweet without being cloyingly so - just take a spoon and go at it. It’s too bad the price is quite high comparing to the pink ones, but hopefully with time and more availability it’ll come down a bit.
I grew up with haas avocados, never even saw those huge florida/tropical avocados til i moved to the east coast but I can’t seem to learn to love them. Do you just eat as is or incorporate into other dishes? Maybe i’m just using them the wrong way (diced in salad, for guacamole, avocado toast…) and don’t know any better.
We did have a refreshing lime juice drink. I saw the vender cutting/juicing large limes, as well as a fruit that looks like a small lime (about 3/4” diameter). Anyone know the actual name of the smaller lime like fruit?
Wife claims the signage advertised lime/kumquat drink. Didn’t notice any kumquats on the cutting board, however. Gotta say, the drink was perfect for the 76 degree weather today. So refreshing, we returned for seconds.
I’d be curious how that star fruit juice tastes - they looks so completely unblemished. In the western tropics they don’t get a lot of flavor or sweetness until they start getting brown on the edges. Hmmm curious.
Do they have something akin to a key lime in Asia? They are about that size though more yellow than green when ripe.
Lychees are another of my favourite tropical fruit (besides mangoes and pineapples), longans are not bad too. Love grenade. Coconuts are so good when they are fresh, the juice and the flesh. I consumed a lot when travelling in SE Asia.
I never tried fresh Chinese or Japanese bay berries, only in cans, but they were quite good.
Passion fruit. Love it in anything. Rarely seen in the northeast and usually not pristine. Years ago, living on boats in the West Indies, I would buy bottles (recycled liquor bottles) of freshly squeezed passion fruit juice. Delicious. Wonder why the flavor is not more popular.
Philippines has a fruit called Calamansi ( Kalamansi) which is almost like a key lime.I The tree is small, ornamental, the fruit starts out as green, turns yellow. It is used like a lemonade with sugar added as it is sour, often for seasoning fish, fowl and pork, . Mixed with soy sauce and pepper , garlic as a dip for spring rolls etc. It can be grown in the East Coast as an ornamental tropical plant but has to be brought indoor for the winter months. One can find soy sauce that is mixed with calamansi juice in the Asian Grocery Stores.