Rambutan is one of the more common tropical fruits around and one that Westerners would find exotic. What it lacks in visual appeal it makes up for by the charming, mildly sweet and tangy flavor of its white, jelly-like flesh. All hairy and spindly and red, rambutan is not one fruit you would easily fall… Read More Rambutan — what’s with this hairy tropical fruit?
I have just rediscovered my passion for passion fruits. Our farmer’s market offered passion fruits some weeks back — a rare occurrence, actually — and so I just had to buy. Good thing I did for these tropical fruits are just bursting with flavor, color, aroma and nutrition. Passion fruits are these yellow, spherical fruits… Read More Homemade Passion Fruit Juice
One of my childhood memories was of savoring the milky, custardy sweetness of star apples. We used to live where there was a pair of extremely prolific star apple trees standing nearby. Unfortunately however (or maybe fortunately), the trees were located just beside a public toilet where people who played bowling in a nearby bowling… Read More Star Apples And My Carefree Childhood
Local name: atis Scientific name: Annona squamosa English names: sweetsop, sugar apple, custard apple Price in my city when it’s in season: 20 to 30 pesos per kilo (with a kilo containing about 10 to 12 fruits) Atis is one of the cheapest, most luscious seasonal fruits here in the Philippines. The fruit is rather… Read More Atis or sugar apple or custard apple– a delectable tropical fruit