Basket of Asian Fruits and Treats

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Such exotic names,

Tasty and juicy delights;

Trying something new!

 

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For Christmas this year, my daughter brought with her a basket filled with goodies she’d bought at an Asian food market.  Since we  enjoy exploring new foods and cuisines, there was a good chance we’d love this treat basket!

Looking at the above photo, things look a bit sparse, but that’s because we had already sampled some of the fruits that had lain on the top layer (same ones as can be seen in the bottom layer).  Everyone gave it a fair taste sampling, and it seems that it’ll be an acquired taste for some of them.  🙂

Left to right (top row) – Pocky, Coconut, Prickly Pear, Dragon fruit

Left to right (bottom row) – Prickly pear, some cupcakes, Passion fruit

….and little orange, blueberry, and cranberry nougat candies interspersed throughout.

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Prickly pear (above) sliced open – has a refreshing, somewhat pear-like flavour….and many seeds the size of apple seeds which are edible.

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Passion fruit (above) sliced open – Also first time for me to try…..only eat the seeds, and they are bursting with flavour! So juicy!

 

Dragon fruit sliced open…..seeds and fleshy texture somewhat similar to kiwi fruit – refreshing and tasty!  This fruit’s outer skin is so handy – just scoop out all that lovely dragon fruit!

 

Here is the coconut without its usual harder outer skin….

…..and a favourite Asian treat are the Pocky, which come in different flavours.  In this package the sticks are biscuity in flavour….with the chocolate dip and crunchy matcha tea bits in it.
Such a neat idea!

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12 thoughts on “Basket of Asian Fruits and Treats

      1. Hahaha! Thanks for your encouragement! 🙂 I HAVE in the past managed to puncture the right amount of holes – I think it was a hammer and screwdriver method..?? – into the usual brown-skinned coconut….and could enjoy the coconut “milk” inside. After that came a lot of fiddling to get the coconut opened in order to be rewarded with the delicious white innards. I’m sure it’ll be delicious – I do love coconut!

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      2. I love coconuts too, but my few attempts at eating one from the beginning were not altogether successful. Cracking them between my teeth like I do with tough peanuts didn’t seem to work so well.

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