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My favorite fruit

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Kent Wang, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Well-Known Member

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    This is Ernest's too.
     
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    Durian is my favorite.
     
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    WHAT? So... plain... Just watermelon? I'd have thought you'd say some weird exotic hipster obscure mutant fruit.. like this: [​IMG]
     
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    It eats clean,no messy juices to drip everywhere. Tastes good. As a topper, have been one as well....it's all good.

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    I like tangerines, but only about 10% seem to be really good. The rest are just boring.
     
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    Durian is my favorite.
    I could never get past the smell. How about jackfruit?
     
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    WHAT? So... plain... Just watermelon? I'd have thought you'd say some weird exotic hipster obscure mutant fruit.. like this:

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    What is it?

    Whatever it is, it sure looks good. Passion Fruit, Kiwi, Watermelon, banana, and heaven only knows what else seem to be mixed all together in that exotic flesh.


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    I believe that's a dragon fruit. It resembles something that would find favor in A Rebours.

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    I like tangerines, but only about 10% seem to be really good. The rest are just boring.

    Strange, I pick up a 3-pound bag from Aldi whenever I go. It costs only $1.99 for maybe 9-12 tangerines, and there's usually only one or two bland ones in the entire bag. Actually, they tend to be the sweetest and juciest I've ever had. Really shocked me when I first bought them there.
     
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    I have eaten dragonfruit in China. [​IMG] But there is just no beating a ripe watermelon at the peak of the season.
     
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    I believe that's a dragon fruit. It resembles something that would find favor in A Rebours.

    I have eaten dragonfruit in China.

    [​IMG]

    Thanks gentlemen! I asked the produce manager at Jonathan's Market to order some. He'll call when it arrives. He tells me it comes from Costa Rica or Guatemala.

    But there is just no beating a ripe watermelon at the peak of the season.

    George's at the Cove serves a (Chino Farms) Watermelon Gazpacho.

    A member of the Hal Roach Studios Our Gang / The Little Rascals opined in one of the episodes that watermelon is best because "it's the only food that you can eat, drink, and wash your face in!"

    Many years ago, our local market used to sell watermelon for one-half cent per pound! That's right . . . a ten pound melon was five cents in the late 1950s. [​IMG]
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    Durian would be my favorite. Was raised in South East Asia, and the tropical fruits there i.e mangoes, lychees, watermelons are all much-loved.
     
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    Killer knife Kent. Pro S?
     
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    [​IMG]

    The pleasures of the bitten peach...
     
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    I was hoping that more people would catch the reference to ernest. I agree with Flame, Southeast Asia has the best fruit in the world. I like jackfruit a lot as well: [​IMG] And of course, the rambutan: [​IMG] Though I prefer lychees slightly more. Full Canvas, good luck with ordering the dragonfruit. I've seen them a few times at Central Market for $20/lb, while in Hong Kong they were only a few cents a pound. They're very easy to peel but the flesh is not that sweet. The texture is similar to kiwi. The flavor is rather unremarkable though it is difficult to argue with its beauty. At Chinese prices it's a good deal considering how much mass you're getting, but I would not pay anything near $20/lb. How much did your grocer quote you?
    Killer knife Kent. Pro S?
    Wusthof Classic 9". I like it because it's an unusual length; Henckels only does 8" and 10". Here are all my babies.
     

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