Taiwan Fruits

What?! There are mangoes in winter?!
Cedric, I think that one of the best ways to remember a place you travel to is by the taste and the smell.
Ah, like stinky tofu.
Well, maybe that’s an acquired taste that might take some time but you can fall in love with just about any kind of fruit, almost instantly.
If we’re talking fruits, then I’m in.
OK, so what do we have? Strawberries, apples, oranges and what are those?
Starfruit.
Oh I know those jujubes, it’s a bit like an Asian pear.
Ah Asian pear, speaking of which. This is a Taiwanese Asian pear.
Huge!
Huge indeed. Oh oh oh, have you seen these before? These are waxed apples.
I call them bell fruits.
You do know your fruits.
I know my fruits.
Mangoes! Mangoes are usually a summer fruit normally, but farmers can now also grow them in the winter.
In greenhouses, right?
Nope, in conventional orchards. It’s amazing what farmers in Taiwan can do these days. So we have seasonal fruits all year long, we have tropical fruits and also fruits that you only normally see in colder countries.
Ah, because you have mountains in Taiwan, so you can find the cold climate that you need up there.
So how do you eat tomatoes in Taiwan?
With a sweet soy sauce paste and ginger.
Interesting.
Interesting, huh?
So how else do people eat fruit in Taiwan?
Often as fresh fruit juices and very very often especially in the summer, with a huge mountain of shaved ice and sweetened condensed milk rolling off the sides of the mountain.
Yeah. My favorite is mango shaved ice.
When you’re traveling and your palette is in need of something refreshing, I think the way to go is by eating fruits.
I agree, and you’ll be very surprised with the fruit that you get in Taiwan. I mean, it’s refreshing and delicious, and something you may never forget, because it’s that good!
And you should come!
 
水國王國 台灣好好吃

什麼?!冬天也有芒果喔?!
Cedric我覺得想要記得一個地方,可以利用你的味覺和嗅覺。
嗯,像是臭豆腐。
臭豆腐可能要吃久了才會喜歡。不過水果,通常是一見鍾情。
啊,如果接下來要講的是水果,那我很期待喔。
這裡有什麼呢?草莓,蘋果,柳丁...那個呢?這是什麼?
楊桃。
喔,那個我知道,棗子!有點像水梨。
對。這就是水梨。
好大!
真的好大。喔喔喔,這個你有看過嗎?這個是蓮霧。
還有一個名稱:鈴鐺果。
你認識的水果蠻多的嘛。
是啊。
芒果耶!芒果通常是夏天的水果,不過果農現在冬天也種得出來。
在溫室裡面種,對嗎?
不是,在一般的果園。台灣農夫現在很厲害。所以季節性的水果,幾乎全年都吃得到了。另外,除了熱帶水果,也有通常氣候要比較冷的地方才種得出的水果。
喔對,因為台灣有高山,山上的低溫能夠符合一些需要低溫生長的水果的需求。
你們在台灣都怎麼吃番茄?
配甜甜的醬油膏和薑。
好特別喔。
是不是?
在台灣,水果還能怎麼吃?
果汁啦,還有常常尤其在夏天,還會跟一座挫冰山,和很多很多的煉乳一起吃。
嗯。我最喜歡的是芒果挫冰。
旅行時,如果覺得嘴巴需要清爽一點的食物,水果是一個不錯的選擇。
我也這麼覺得,而且台灣的水果會令人驚豔,清爽又好吃,吃了一輩子都不會忘記,因為就是那麼讚。
所以大家要來喔。