Durians, Cherimoya, Rambutans, Mame, Lychee, Monstera, Miracle Fruit, Jackfruit, Mamancillos….tasty fruits from around the world. If you’re a fruit lover, check this page for tips on where to find Indian Mangos and other exotic fruits around the world.
Watch out for splinters on Snake Fruit aka Salak. They are sweet and juicy, but a bit too much effort to open and the spikes make a mess. I bought them for germination purposes.
Two out of three times I bought Durian recently, was a miss. The first time, was packaged durian at Tin Hau’s fruit stand. It was completely overripe, bordering rotten. Toss. The next time I bought a whole durian, it was … Continue reading
While there are over 150 varieties of mangos in the world, in the US you can find about one or two varieties of mangos at a supermarket. In the last couple of weeks, I came across two mango varieties I’ve … Continue reading
These ingredients came together by chance. I was making a salad and then used the same cutting board to slice a mango..and realized mango-cilantro-lime-thai chili make a great combination. It’s great with breads and chips..and would go nicely with tacos.
Ever since my family pointed out mulberry trees to me when I was a kid, I had every tree mapped in the neighborhood. I waited for June to visit the tastiest producing trees and then picked them with my family. … Continue reading
I was shopping for herbs and edible plants a few weeks ago in Mong Kok…and stopped to admire the red berries on a tree. I asked the store staff what it was and although she didn’t know the name, I … Continue reading
Made this silken tofu berry smoothie in my magic bullet. Combined left over berry sauce with silken tofu and it turned into this delicious purple concoction. To make the berry sauce, I boiled frozen berries with 2 spoonfuls of jam … Continue reading
During my two week hiatus in San Fran, some of the apples were starting to go bad. I saved them by removing the bad parts and boiling the rest in a pot of water with mixed frozen berries and raw … Continue reading
There is something magical about pomegranates and I got my first one this season. Pomegranate seeds are said to number 613—one for each of the Bible’s 613 commandments. Putting the magic & bible aside, sometimes eating one of these is … Continue reading
Kiwi berries are in season! They taste like regular kiwi’s but much MUCH sweeter. You can find them at a select few health food stores around the city or growing at a community garden by my house. Ahhhh <3 One … Continue reading
Walking back from South Ferry I stopped by Chinatown to see what exotic fruits are “in season”. Happy to see delicious Durian is back on the rack. Buy it from the Grand/Bowery Durian man who imports quality durian from Thailand, … Continue reading