taiwanese lychees

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Fresh lychees

One of the simple, but luxurious things about living in Taiwan is the access to fresh lychees — and because the season is short, you *really* appreciate them. (The season is sadly over, but we managed to snag these at a small vendor today.)

persian sweet lemons

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couldn’t help but notice a large pile of “iranian sweet lemons” outside a middle eastern store today (strangely they were all individually wrapped in little plastic bags), so I bought one to try at home.

unlike a lemon, there is no acidity at all (even less than in an orange)… and it’s not very sweet, but rather delicate tasting. refreshing!

fried bananas

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hn-fried-plantain

and fried plantains, 3000 dong each. Doi Can street, Hanoi.

(ed: 4000 dong as of November)

fruit, fruit, everywhere

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durian stand in chinatown
durian stand in chinatown

another one of the happy things about food stands in bangkok is the availability of fruit! I really should take a picture of the typical fruit vendor: his cart is a glass ice box (so you can see what fruit is available), usually with pineapple, rose apples, guava, green papaya, and watermelon. whichever fruit you choose is promptly plucked out of the box, chopped up into bite size pieces, thrown into a small plastic bag and given to you with a wooden skewer to eat with. there is also a container of this salt & spice combination that many thais like to sprinkle on top. all for 10 baht.

consequence: I’ve eaten much more fruit here in my first week than I have in 5 months in hong kong.