We often hear from peeps who tell us they are going travelling but haven't a clue what they're going to eat. That's one kind of problem. I choose to go places where I can't decide what I am going to eat. In Hawaii- I didn't make a choice. I just ate it all! It has been a long time since I have adventured somewhere brand shiny new. A whole new environment to explore and loads of crazy weird fruits to eat!
I figure pictures say loads and so I will just share some of the best delectables! Honestly- if this were available where I lived, I might actually turn into a fruit platter (me, as a giant walking fruit platter! Sounds like today's tweetable)! Enjoy the show!
Every morning started with cutting up the market finds. I'd either make us smoothies, or a fruit plate and pack some up for our day out.
Market findings. Those furry round brown things are called Chicu and they taste like steamed cinnamon covered apples. That root/bum looking thing is jicama (amazing with sea salt sprinkled on) and that weird spikey fruit is a sugar apple. It's not like an apple at all.
This fruit kind of makes me queezy to think about but tasted good at the time. It's called egg fruit and has the same consistency as the yolk of a hard boiled egg. But it's sweet. It reminded me of a cross between boiled egg yolk and those candy peanuts that come in pastel colours.
The slices on the left are yacon root (what they use to make yacon syrup). So sweet and crunchy that we had them with our breakfast. The brown slices on the right is the chicu.
And soooo many coconuts!
Rambutans were a definite favourite!
Beach mango! We picked these right off the tree, peeled with our hands and made a right old mess of ourselves devouring it.
Deeelish! I would run, swim, hop and skip back to Hawaii in a flash. What a land of treats! I won't be missing the tropical fruits for too long. I am back on the plane next week to head to St. Lucia for my annual retreat.
Question Of The Day: What was your best ever food discover while adventuring in a land far from home?