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Vietnamese Fruit Photos and Tastes

by Bob Kerstetter

There are a lot of fruits in Vietnam. Some are new to us.

Chom Chom—Rambutan in English—is colorful and chewy with a large central seed.

Chom Chom in Vietnam

Chom Chom in Vietnam

Saboche has a firm texture and neutral taste—neither sweet nor sour—and grows across the street from the house of our Grandfather host.

Saboche

Saboche

Bong Bong also grows nearby. Bong Bong has a two layer skin. You really want to remove both at the same time. If you separate them you get really sticky.

Vietnamese Bong Bong

Vietnamese Bong Bong

Du du is a papaya.

This Vietnamese Papaya We Already Knew

This Vietnamese Papaya We Already Knew

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