Monday, June 10, 2013

Tropical fruits

Langsat - sour and sweet when ripe... wonderful ! 


It's the season for tropical fruits. We used to have these fruits in abundance when Singapore was less urban but now, we import them mainly from Thailand and Malaysia. An after meal favourite for me and my family and my husband in particular is the langsat fruit. He never fails to buy them in bags and devours them 1 kg at a time. For someone who doesn't quite like vegetables, fruits are a good alternative. Langsat is one of the most unglamorous fruits ever in terms of appearance, but they have quite a unique sweet and sour taste. As for the rambutans, I remember a British tourist stopping me on the road some years back asking if I knew where to find a red fruit that looked like a hairy strawberry. Took a while for me to figure that out. Oops ! Guess it was the rambutan.

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