Are you tired of eating the same fruits over and over again? Do you want to try something new and exotic? Look no further, because I’ve got you covered. As someone who has travelled across eight different countries, I have had the opportunity to taste a wide variety of fruits. In this article, I’ll be sharing with you my top 10 favourite fruits that I’ve tried during my fruit-hunting journey.
Before we dive into the list, let me give you a couple of ground rules. Firstly, the fruits mentioned in this list are the only ones that I’ve personally tried and reviewed. Secondly, I’ll only be featuring one fruit per genus to avoid repetition. Now, let’s get started with my top 10 favourite fruits.
Yellow Dragon Fruit
Dragon fruits are a common sight in many supermarkets, but have you ever tried a yellow dragon fruit? These are extremely rare and not as easily found. While white and red dragon fruits are tasty, they’re not particularly exciting in terms of flavour. However, yellow dragon fruits are a whole different story. They’re sweet, juicy and have a unique, refreshing taste that sets them apart from their more common cousins.
I had my first rose apple in Beijing, long before I started making these videos. It was the fruit’s weird, little red bell shape that caught my attention, and I couldn’t wait to try it. While they don’t have much flavour, they’re very light, crispy, and watery. I enjoy eating them for their refreshing quality, and their subtle taste of citrus and floral notes.
Strawberry Tree Fruit
Arbutus unedo is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the family Ericaceae, native to the Mediterranean region and Western Europe. The tree is well known for its fruit, the arbutus berry, which bears some resemblance to the strawberry — hence the common name “strawberry tree”.
The cherimoya, also spelled chirimoya and called chirimuya by the Inca people, is a species of edible fruit-bearing plant in the genus Annona, from the family Annonaceae, which includes the closely related sweetsop and soursop.
Langsat is a fruit that I associate with my trips to Malaysia. They’re easy to eat and have a taste similar to pomelo but with a bit more tang. While they might not be the most interesting fruit flavour-wise, they’re convenient to snack on throughout the day, and I miss them dearly when I’m back in the US.
If you enjoy rambutans, then you’ll love pulasans. They’re sweeter, more flavorful, and even bigger than their rambutan cousins. Pulasans take everything that’s great about rambutans and just amplify it. They’re hands down my favourite soap berry out of all the ones I’ve tried.
My fascination with exotic fruits probably started when I was 17, and I tried my first lychee from a vendor in New York City’s Chinatown. From there, I discovered longans, but it wasn’t until I tried rambutans that I knew I had found my favourite. Rambutans are better than both lychees and longans in my opinion, with their deliciously sweet, juicy flesh.
Jackfruit is a versatile fruit that can be eaten ripe or unripe, cooked or uncooked, and used in both savoury and sweet dishes. The unripe flesh of the fruit can be used as a meat substitute in vegetarian and vegan dishes, and the ripe fruit has a sweet and tropical taste that’s perfect for desserts.
Durian is a divisive fruit, but I happen to be on the side that loves it. Its pungent aroma may be off-putting to some, but its creamy, custard-like flesh is absolutely delicious. Durian is the king of fruits in Southeast Asia, and it’s a must-try for any adventurous foodie.
Mangosteens have a sweet, tangy flavour that’s hard to describe. They’re like a combination of lychee, peach, and citrus. The flesh is juicy and has a slightly
So, there you have it, my top 10 favourite fruits based on my personal experiences and reviews. It was definitely a challenge to narrow it down to just 10, but I hope you found it informative and perhaps even inspiring to try some new fruits yourself. Fruits are not only delicious and nutritious but also provide a unique opportunity to explore different cultures and regions of the world. So, the next time you have the chance, be adventurous and try a new fruit. Who knows, it might just become your new favourite!