Exotic Fruits To Try In Vietnam

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Exotic Fruits to Try in Vietnam

I love going to supermarkets or groceries while I travel. It’s interesting to see what locals eat and what’s available. 

While I was in Vietnam I couldn’t help but notice all the different types of fruit I simply never seen before. And this got me too curious not to try them out. 

I bought a bit of everything and here are the results…

Custard Apple

The taste of a custard apple is kind of like a sweet custard mixed with cooked apple or pear flesh. The flesh closest to the skin can be a little bitter, so avoid this area if you prefer sweeter fruit.

Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit doesn’t have much taste. The best way I can describe it, is kind of like a white kiwi – in terms of consistency/flavor. Usually not very sweet (like a kiwi). Tends to be more bland/subtle. best for when you’ve had one too many fried chicken and youre kinda ‘hot air’

Jack Fruit

The jackfruit texture is not dissimilar to a banana, mango, or pineapple and imo it actually tastes a bit like it too.

Java Apple

The skin is thin and waxy. Inside, the Java Apple has spongy, dry flesh, though in better varieties it is crisp and more juicy. i like it. its like a water bottle. so much juice – me very likey


The fruit is round to egg-shape. The skin is brown and scruffy when ripe. The flesh varies from yellow to shades of brown and sometimes reddish-brown, and may be smooth or of a granular texture.

The flavour is meant to be sweet and pleasant, ranging from a pear flavour to crunchy brown sugar – but i wouldnt know. i googled this because what i tasted was so far off this description., i will know next time to get one with wrinkly exterior because apparently thats when you know its RIPE AS.

Janice Fung

Janice Fung

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