The Exotic Fruits in Southeast Asia

Exploring Southeast Asia is like exploring a land of endless wonders and everlasting magic. If you are planning a trip to Southeast Asian countries, congratulate yourself as you are to embark on a journey never taken before. The region is shaped by geological forces of nature and is dotted with ruins of ancient civilizations. It is a melting pot of cultures and fusion of different cuisines. You get ample choices of lodging and can stay at guest houses, budget hotels, and even homestays. Kuala Selangor hotels are immensely popular among the tourists because of their clean & comfortable rooms. These hotels are near popular food outlets & leisure.

When you make your trip to a supermarket, you are surprised by the impressive variety of fruit. Southeast Asia boasts of an incredible variety of fruits, thanks to the graciousness of Mother Nature.  Never before have you seen or heard about such a different and vast variety of weird and exotic fruits!

  • Durian- King of Fruits in Southeast Asia
    The fruit is very popular and recognized for its pungent odor.  Just peel away the hairy exterior to enjoy the deliciously sweet and sticky flesh inside. Durians can be very cheap when bought in season t and make an excellent snack for the thirsty travelers.
  • Mangosteen with a hard purple exterior
    Mangosteen is a purple colored fruit which is fragrant. Enjoy the soft, white fruit with a sweet and tangy taste. The fruit grows on huge trees and can be easily cracked with hands. The purple juice can stick to the fingers and clothes and is used as ink.
  • Longan – The cat’s eyes
  • Longan is also known as ‘mata kucing’ which means cat’s eyes in the Malay language. It belongs to the soapberry family, and its seed is black, round and shiny. It is dried and used in Chinese desserts.
  • Langsat – a translucent fruit
    The translucent fruit is also known as the Duku Langsat. The small orb-shaped fruit carries a thin skin which is easy to remove or peel. The antioxidant-rich fruit can vary in taste, shape, and color in different parts of Southeast Asia.
  • Dragon fruit – shaped like a dragon
    Dragon fruit resembles in color and shape to a dragon. The white fruit is spotted with black seeds and tastes quite mild and bland. However, it is known to be very good for digestion. The pink and green fruit grows on cactus-like trees. The fruit is juicy and can be eaten e with a spoon or with the hands.
  • Santol – The sour apple
    The size of a baseball, Santol looks like mangosteen. The sweet and sour fruit is also known as cotton fruit or sour apple and is usually eaten like a candy. The fruit is used in several dishes and curries in Asia.
  • Rambutan – The hairy fruit
    The rambutan grows on large trees and is pink in color with green hairs. The milky-transparent insides of the fruit with a white pit is soft and declivous to eat. You can bite into or cut the skin of Rambutan which is also called “hairy fruit” in Malaysia.
  • Jackfruit – A big and heavy fruit
    Jackfruit looks like a giant fruit and usually grows on the trunk of their trees. It has a hard green skin on the outside and soft fleshy inside which is creamy yellow in color. The yellow flesh and the soft pit are eaten. Jackfruit can be eaten raw or cooked.

There are many more exotic fruits to be seen in Southeast Asia like Wood Apple, Star Fruit, Snake Fruit, Pulasan, Nipah seeds and more. Just enjoy your trip and stay at a nice hotel such as Vi Boutique Hotel for a memorable stay. Explore the region of Southeast Asia and what all it has to offer.

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