13 March 2010

Kaimito

It's a summer fruit that takes on a plum, almost eggplant color when ripe. It's called star apple in English because if you cut it cross wise, then the halves resemble a star. However, I cut it lengthwise, as you would an apple, because getting the flesh is much easier that way.

Kaimito has a sweet, milky, almost creamy taste to it and the flesh is just succulent. It's best served chilled with a bit of condensed milk added to the mix. Such a refreshing dessert after your long, lazy lunches, or dinner on a humid night.

This is one of my favorite fruits that I always look forward to. What's yours?