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Jackfruit

12 Apr

Now i call the worse fruit ever: the Jackfruit, or Jacquier in French.

I had seen it a couple of times in Taiwan and i wanted to taste it, but then the winter came and it disapeared. So now that it was back, i jumped at the chance to buy one. Why did i ever wanted to do that? I don’t know.
But a grandpa advised me not to buy it, saying that a lot of people didn’t like it because it smelled a lot, lot, lot. But i said that anyway, i had to try….Old people are wise, that’s the only thing i can conclude from this.

First, this is really big, bigger than a watermelon and it has a lot of “peaks” so like even when you hold it it hurts.
Secondly, it’s really expensive because the price is by weight, so the shell is really heavy while what you can actually eat is small and soft.
Thirdly, it smells like hell. I have never seen any fruit that smelled so much. Even though it was in the fridge, i could smell it in all the room. Except for seafood and stincky tofu, i don’t think there’s something worse.
Fourthly, it is really soft inside and has a thin translucid layer that gives it an even worse taste.

In the end, one bite was enough, i had to throw the all thing it was too aweful to eat, and i had to put my garbage outside while waiting tomorrow to also throw it away.

Southern Asia, or the Shake & drink place

22 Feb

Shakes

What i loved about Thaïland, Cambodia and Laos, after their food, was the Shakes. You can have all the fruits you want. Banana, Papaya, Coconut, Watermelon, Melon, Pineapple, Apple, Orange, Passion Fruit, and everything with real, fresh fruits and milk or yogourt if you want. The fruits are even better than in Taiwan and you have to be careful to not ask 2 or 3 in a row.

But, what’s even cooler, is that you can also have things that aren’t fruit in your shakes. Oreo? Vanilla? Coffee? Biscuit? That’s not a problem.
I saw the oreo shake: a all package of oreos mixed. Scary, but delicious…

My favorite? Banana shake and coconut shake.

Coffee & Teas

Southern Laos is famous for its coffee, but i prefer the one from Cambodia that smells awesome, a hazelnut and coffee mixed butbut with a strong taste of coffee, and not burn coffee taste like Laos coffee was sometimes.
As for Nothern Thailand, you can find everywhere coffee shops with espresso, espresso con pana, latte (all kind of latte), ice coffee, coffee shake, milk coffee… and tea too. Thai tea is…orange. Taste better than the Mocha wich isn’t my cup of tea…
My favorite goes for Cambodian coffee and then Thai espresso.

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