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