Friday, May 6, 2011

Fruits in Vietnam

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A staple of the Vietnamese cuisine is the freshness and diversity of ingredients. Fruits make no exception. Due to its warm climate, Vietnam produces an abundance of vegetables and fruits. There are so many kinds (unknown to many foreigners), that someone who doesn’t speak Vietnamese or English might never identify them by their proper name. Saigon Experience is going to post separate reviews for each and every one of them – description, price, nutrients, recipes, etc.

Here is a list of the most common tropical fruits in Vietnam, a short guide meant to make you familiar with what you are going to see in the streets and markets of Saigon:



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Banana (chuối)



Flickr. (c) zenonline

Buddha's hand (phật thủ)

Corossolier - mãng cầu xiêm



Flickr. (c) Aftab Uzzaman

Custard Apple (mang cau or na)



Flickr. (c) Pedro Borla

Durian (sầu riêng)



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Green dragon (thanh long)



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Guava - Ổi



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Jackfruit (mit)



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Litchi (vai thieu)



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Longan (nhãn)



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Mango (xoai)



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Mangosteen (mang cut)



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Palmyra fruit (trái thốt nốt)



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Papaya (du du)



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Persimmon (hong)



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Pineapple (dua)



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Pomelo (bưởi)



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Rambutan (trôm trôm)



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Sapodilla (sa pô chê)



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Spondias genus (cóc)



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Star Apple (vu sua)



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Star Fruit (khế)



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Sweet sop (na or mãng cầu ta)



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Sour sop (mãng cầu xiêm)



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Water apple (roi or mận)

5 comments:

  1. Durian smells awful, but the taste is delicious.

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  2. I've met a lot of them in China, but maybe, just like in Europe, many of them arrive tasteless in supermarkest.

    I appreciate this site. Congratulations.

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  3. Saigon ExperienceJune 16, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Thank you, Teodora. More to come when we get to Saigon in the flesh.

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  4. It's so fresh.
    I don't know how you could write the name of fruits by Vietnamese.
    It's very exciting !!!

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  5. Well, I asked Dr. Google! ;)

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