Monday, June 13, 2011

While in India...

…I’ve been making an effort to sample some of the produce available here.  Some is similar to what I’ve had in the U.S.; and some not so much.  Here are a few of the recent things I’ve tried that I remembered to take pictures of.

Dragon Fruit:
To me, it tastes like a cross between a kiwi and a pear.

Custard Apple:
I scooped out the pulp with a spoon to eat it, spitting out the seeds.  True to its name, it has the consistency of custard and taste similar to an apple. 

Kharbuja Melon:
It was the size of a grapefruit and tasted similar to honeydew melon.

Lychee (or Litchi): 
I posted these photographs in another post…
…but here’s one that looks quite a bit different:
The texture is similar to a grape and it tastes like…perfume.  I’ve never actually tasted perfume, but if you could put a flavor to it I think it would be this. 

Sweet Potato:
I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but it was white.  After baking it for quite some time, it did not get as soft as the sweet potatoes I’m used to, and was not as sweet.

Thai Guava
The way the seeds looked on the inside, it reminded me of an eggplant. The texture was that of a firm pear…but I’m not sure if it was ripe yet.  The taste was like an unripe pear, but then again it may not have been ripe.  I think I’ll have to revisit this one.


Blondefabulous said...

That fuzzy one must have gone down funny!!!

Aunt Juicebox said...

This is really cool! We went to a sushi bar for my daughter's graduation and my mom had some pudding she thought was "banana" because they put vanilla wafers in it. I knew it was dragonfruit, but I wanted her to try it and knew she wouldn't if I told her. It was funny. :) I think it tastes like bubblegum. She and my aunt were also eating lychees which they'd never tried before. I'd love to eat one of those custard apple.

Captain Dumbass said...

What? No durian?

hello haha narf said...

i simply must try a dragon fruit!
and a custard apple!
sorry for the !!, but i'm all about excited for new culinary adventures. that, ya know, someone else has tried before me. thanks!