Childhood Memories (Rambutan, Custard Apple & Mangosteen)

Some food will conjure my many happy childhood memories. I was ecstatic when my local grocer stocked my favourite fruits from childhood. Nestled in a quiet corner like wallflowers (unlike the apples, pears and oranges which have already earned their spots in the limelight) I was thankful to have spotted them. Feeling ecstatic, I picked them up despite them putting a tiny dent in my wallet. My justification? A girl needs her indulgence every so often.

Anyway, for those who’ve never heard or seen my favourite fruits, I would like you to meet:-

Favourite Fruit #1: Rambutan

{Don’t let its sea urchin-like exterior scare you. It is sweet (but can be a bit sour) and I love its grape-like texture.}

Favourite Fruit #2: Custard Apple

{Very sweet and milky. It is my substitute for popcorns if I am on a healthy mode}

Favourite Fruit #3: Mangosteen

{It is sweet, soft and silky. Just make sure you are not wearing any white shirt while trying to eat this unless you want to look like Barney the purple dinosaur. I was taught in school that Durian is the King of Fruit and Mangosteen is his Queen. I don’t quite get the “aristocratic status” of these fruits then and I never will.}

3 Responses to Childhood Memories (Rambutan, Custard Apple & Mangosteen)
  1. A Little Yumminess
    July 13, 2010 | 12:28 am

    All the fruits that are so abundant in SE Asia but largely unknown/unavailable in America. Thanks for this post

  2. Lauren @ Delicateflavors
    September 5, 2010 | 3:29 am

    OMG! These were my favorite fruits growing up too. Wish I could have some Custard Apple smoothie right now. :)

  3. natalia
    June 9, 2011 | 9:28 pm

    Custard Apple! For the longest time I looked for the name in English, because I live in Chile and they’re very popular here (called Chirimoyas) but I could never find the proper word in English to show my Internet friends just exactly what it was.

    That first fruit looks sooo weird.

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