On our tour of the Mekong Delta we spent some time going through an orchard full of amazing fruits. At the end of our wander they brought out jackfruit, longan, rambutan and papaya for us to taste.
Jackfruit: sweet and fruity Jackfruit is similar to Durian, but without the added extra stench that has Durians banned in many places. (More on Jackfruit and Durians)
Papaya: While neither of us is crazy about papaya, they often use green papaya in salads, and then it’s like a new exciting vegetable! (Recipe for Green Papaya Salad)
Rambutan: Although it looks really strange on the outside, on the inside is a white fleshy sweet-sour fruit, similar to lychee or grapes.
Longan: another sweet and juicy fruit, similar in taste to lychee.
Bamboo ladder for picking fruit in a Mekong River Delta orchard.