FEVER FEVER FEVER - and fruit fever !

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The outer shell of the Marang fruit.

 

Hernie's been coughing since we arrived in Davao, but after last evenings pool dip it turned to high fever over night and as we woke up this morning he was really not good at all. So we ended up spending Sunday by being confined to our hotel room. Lucky for us his parrents stoped by with food and fresh fruits for us, which I appreciated very very much!

This was also the introduction for me to the Marang fruit. We had been talking about the Durian while we were in the Davao Airport so to see the Marang fruit was really an interesting treat for me. Like the Durian it's round and filled with spikes, however the Marang is soft shelled wich the Durian is not.

When you open the shell it's full of small cubes wich is eatable - you take one of the cubes in your mouth and suck the stone inside each cube out and then you eat the rest.

And when you break up the shell you'll find the inner cubes or cones wich blew me away and gave me another love adventure in fruit world....
It has a distinctive sweet scent to it that is easyli detectable. Hernie told me that I should be prepared that not many people likes this fruit wich instantly made me think of the Rambutan. I've tried the Rambutan once (preserved onley though) and it was not a pleasant experience. So prepared for death I dug into the Marang, and you know what guys? I LOVED IT! The sweet taste and allmost jelly like texture is such a nice feeling in the mouth and I do think the secret is allmost jelly like texture - as the Rambutan is really jellyish and really nauseating, the Marang is just the opposite. I know that I'll be eating a lot more of Marangs during my stay here.

Acctually it's funny to see because when I'm in asia my fruit intake really goes up with maybe 100% or more as here I eat several fruits everyday, at home I onley eat like 3-4 times a week. Why? Because fruit in Asia acctually taste fruit! At home where allmost all our fruits are imported they are dull, tasteless and feels old even before you bring them home from the supermarket. Here - it's like being in heaven it's fresh, the taste is much stronger and the textures are really good! This region really brings on my love of fruits!

cax says:
@Marix: hehe me to - I shared one and if I'm not mistaken consumed to whole Marangs alone during those two weeks :)

Unfortunately Marang is very hard to get - nowhere in Europe is it available and I just returned from 4 weeks in Luzon - no Marang there either.....
Posted on: Aug 07, 2010
marix_sublime says:
i actually prefer the marang than the durian. for me marang is sweeter, hahah, i don't know if it's an apt description, but i love it. i can finished one whole marang, hahahahaah!
Posted on: Aug 04, 2010
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