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Philippines- the Pearl of the Orient




yummy fruits, tasty fruits



Now I will tell you about some of the luscious and yummy fruits you can enjoy in my country~ I am addicted to fruits myself, in fact I eat several bananas, mangoes and papaya everyday. It makes me strong and healthy. ^__^

Get some more information about these rich, tasty fruits here:

my favourite web site : Philippine fruits


One inexpensive fruit that I eat practically everyday is the banana. It always tickles me to know that bananas are pricey in other countries. Here, they are so cheap~

There are many different kinds of bananas here. Foreigners are usually amazed to discover these varieties.

A common and cheap but delicious snack is the turon, which picture you can see above. The "saba" variety is used for this deep-fried banana wrapped in spring roll wrapper.If u add "langka" (jackfruit) inside the taste will be heavenly~



To find out more about this banana, please pay a visit to
pinoyfoodtalk





One of my all-time favorite fruits is durian. It tastes like ICE CREAM! the texture and taste is unbelievable. so fine, smooth and tasty, with a rich sweetness that doesn't get icky~ Likewise, it is high in proteins, minerals and fats.

It really stinks which is why some hotels even ban it. This is not called the "Queen of the Fruits" for nothing~

It is quite expensive for us who live in Manila, the only time I can eat sooo much of this to my heart's content is when I go to Davao, which can be reached via airplane!

A doctor in Thailand even developed an odorless durian.

To see how it would look like when you remove the flesh and it's ready to be eaten, click here:

the yellow mush is it


The summers here can get incredibly hot, the other day alone it was an opressive 37 degrees in the afternoon! (This is the reason why so many Filipinos in Manila like to hang out in shopping malls- it has airconditioning ^^)

That's why Filipinos have developed many many kinds of refreshing drinks, such as coconut juice (a favorite) minatamis na saba (mixture of sliced bananas, crushed ice, sugar and milk) and my favorite halo halo~

"Halo-halo (from "halo" = mix) is a favorite Filipino dessert or snack. It is basically a mixture of sweet preserved beans(red beans, chick peas), coconut meat (macapuno), jackfruit (langka), pounded dried rice (pinipig), sweet yam (ube), cream flan (leche flan), shreds of sweetened plantain (saba), filled with crushed ice, milk (or coconut milk) and topped with ice cream. The halo-halo basically is sweet, creamy, and a filling dessert." (from www.seasite.niu.edu)

I like to have the richer, more expensive ones in the restaurants, the ones that have many many different ingredients, but the one sold in the street corner is also quite good. Sometimes we even make halo-halo at home!




<H2>It's my pleasure to present you the Pearl of the Orient, an incredibly beautiful land of friendly, hospitable people and rich natural resources! Come join me as I tour you in my beautiful land~




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