1st day back to Taiwan. Wife’s ex-colleagues treated us with their usual warm hospitality and lunch at Guihou Fishing Harbour, about an hour drive from Taipei.
Fishing vessels of many stripes lined the harbor, a sure bet for a good boat to table meal.
Boats festooned with powerful lanterns raised hopes for super fresh squid and cuttlefish. Decks packed with crab pots means we are in crabby waters. Trawlers of many sizes, sign of fertile fishing grounds.
We desperately wanted to join the party, but our hostess had already made reservations at her preferred restaurant. We reluctantly followed her to her choice, but could not resist the uni-man, had to sample some Uni (sea urchin) en route.
Anyone familiar with this fruit? Google lens suggests Pouteria Caimito or Abiu Fruit. Walked by this display and wowed by the color and shape, as well as the novelty factor. Larger specimens sported a small nipple. Don’t recall ever seeing, let alone trying this exotic (to me) fruit.
The gentleman offered us a taste. Flavor somewhat reminiscent of mango, juicy with an overall pleasant appeal. We stopped by after lunch and bagged a few. Will do a dissection and deep dive when stomach capacity allows.
Interesting. Just bought speed train tickets to Chiayi City earlier this evening. I’d previously suggested Alishan as a possible day trip from Chiayi. May be fun to see some fruit on the tree and explore a farm or two.
Back to the hotel to pack. Finished our exotic fruit. Tastes like a cross of a persimmon, mango and a touch of melon. Glad to have tried this new treat, but at usd$22 for two fruit, maybe just one at a time next.