Thursday, September 22, 2011


So many of you I've talked to have been very interested in the foods I've been eating here. I explained that a lot of the common cheap foods back home like corn on the cob, apples, grapes, strawberries etc are VERY expensive here while expensive foods back home like mangos, avocados, lychees, and passion fruit are dirt cheap here.

In the picture the large green banana thing is green plantain. The dark black thing is mature plantain. These two are cooking basics here and cheap like onions or garlic back home. The larger round yellow fruit is passion fruit (they call it calala or maracuya). The small green fruit is not a lime as you may's a mandarin orange. The stuff in the plastic bag is cane sugar. The purple furry thing is a lychee.

1 comment:

  1. Uhhh! We love lychees! We tried them in Chinatown. Wished we could find them here. Enjoy!