Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Pineapple Custard Apples (鳳梨釋迦) - Best Fruit Ever!

Given the numerous postings i have made pertaining to the thorny fruit in this blog, many people assume the fruit i love most is durian. The answer is actually custard apples, specifically the hybrid ones known as pineapple sugar apples that hailed from Taiwan! 

Since we could hardly get them in Singapore, i took the opportunity to 'import' a whole box when i was in Taiwan a few months ago (some of you might remember reading about it in my recent posting).  

Although they have an appearance similar to soursop, the texture was vastly different with a smoother consistency. Eat them only when they are pudgy; unripe sugar apples (as they are also known as) have a grainy bitterness that is a terrible turnoff for my taste buds!

The taste of a good pineapple custard apple should be juicy added with a hint of pineapple sourness that would rightfully be overcome by the overwhelming sweetness shortly after. By the way, one of the ways to gauge the ripeness of the fruit is when the skin could be easily peeled off. 


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