Kate in Arabia Posted February 3, 2008 Share Posted February 3, 2008 I had a big plate of mangosteens and rambutans for dessert last night. I was familiar with the names because of Singapore Math, lol, but I never had the nerve to spend money on them a the store without knowing how they were. Fortunately we visited someone who had a ginormous fruit bowl and there were some in there, so I got to taste them before buying. I thought they were both terrific, enough that I buy them on my own, but I've found that I haven't really taken to other "exotic" fruits, and I wonder whether that is a product of what you grow up with? Dh was so disappointed the first time we went to India and he had me try all his favorites -- custard apples, fresh coconut, chikoo -- and I was less than enthralled, lol. I loved the fresh mango there, but still if the choice is between a juicy mango and a juicy peach, the peach will win out every time -- taste buds or familiarity? And I haven't tried other "exotics" like starfruit, or passionfruit.. has anyone had these and are they any good? My parents decided one night to try all the "exotics" at the grocery, and most they didn't like, but then I thought that maybe they didn't get good quality ones, or truly ripe ones, because I know that for mangos it's unusual to get really good ones in their local store, kwim? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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