Monday, January 14, 2008

Missing Tropical Fruits

When I do my grocery shopping, the first area I visit is the fruit and vegetables section. I was craving for "kaki" or persimmon, the supermarket has sold out all of their stock. Grape session is over too, now what is out in the market is all kind of oranges and kiwi.

This supermarket has a corner for all the exotic fruits, and I saw rambutan and mangosteen. Gosh, 1kg of rambutan = 15euros = RM70. Can you imagine those black rambutan is so expensive?

Out of all the exotic fruits here, only star fruit is from Malaysia. I wonder anyone buys them. I don't because it's too expensive.

Saw this pecan nuts, I didn't know the shell is red color. Texas has a lot of Pecan but I had never seen them in the shell form.

Now I can only imaging eating my favorite tropical fruits.


  1. Bee Ean,
    Sad to say but those rambutan almost qualify to masuk tong sampah if in Malaysia... RM70 for 1kg of rambutan - so expensive...

    How much are those mangoesteen?

  2. Anonymous10:45 AM

    The first time I saw the prices on these fruits, I nearly fainted. Now I got over the shock but still sometimes I cannot understand the over priced of these products. I did buy pomelo though. :)

    I also remember the first time I saw mandarin oranges here, I couldn't believe my eyes - they are so tiny compared to the ones back home in Singapore. hahaha

  3. mangoesteen = 15.9 euros = RM78, even more expensive than rambutan.

    cooking ninja,
    Pomelo is ok they have plenty now from China, not expensive at all. I'm not sure people actually buy those fruits, they probably just put their for the sake of variety.

  4. Anonymous3:13 PM

    wah .. that expensive ah? I will appreciate rambutan more from now on .. :)

  5. Anonymous4:01 PM

    expensive ? i still love local fruits such as papaya and watermelon..

  6. Anonymous11:20 PM

    saw a red color manga in tesco...tot very nice. bought oredi, 90pence...quite small...and taste horrible

  7. Anonymous1:45 PM

    Oh, my... Mangosteens are only RM2.50 per kg here (Sabah)! I prefer cherries over mangosteens though, but cherries are around RM50 per kg. *sigh*