Sunday, June 12, 2011

Arbutus, 杨梅

Arbutus ($5 per basket)

My extended family is one who loves exotic fruits; third Auntie, especially, loves buying them as a treat for everybody. I had my first taste of the Arbutus fruits today.

There's no husk or shell to be removed, simply wash it by soaking in water and removing after the wash. Biting into the Arbutus will reveal its lovely texture with a tiny seed in the center of the fruit. Juicy, sourish sweet were the first impression; i don't particularly fancy :)

But if you haven't tried the fruit, you should. It is interesting.


Anonymous said...

hi may i know where you bought them from? they look delicious!

Beary said...

Aunt bought them from the Pasir Panjang Wholesale Centre but i've seen them in our market fruit stalls too. It's a seasonal fruit that's only available this time of the year.