Davao City Food: Mangosteen
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Duaw Davao 2012: Food Trip with a Local!
August 17-20, 2012
Davao City, Philippines
Spending four days in Davao means four days of eating in Davao! We were brought around the local restaurants by our friend Zer (born and raised in Davao until college) and thus were treated to a tour of some of his childhood food memories as well!
FRUITS: A lot of fruits in Davao; the volcano-fertile soil is probably a big factor contributing to the abundance. Durian, Suha (Pomelo), Mangosteen, Rambutans, Lanzones, etc; all types can be seen in huge quantities at their wet market (palengke). A quick visit to pick up a friend at the Religious of the Notre Dame of the Missions Monastery gave us a chance for a truly special treat… Durian and Rambutan fresh from a tree! I can’t even remember the last time I have eaten fruit fresh from a tree. The Durian Tree we ate from was a different variety that grew very high (the one we ate from was at least 4 stories high). The Durian falls of from the tree by itself when it is ready for eating and they say that the tree is loving and only drops their fruit at night so that the fruit doesn’t hit anybody. The only targets of the trees are bad people such as burglars trying to get into your house! Big thanks to our host that day at the monastery for the wonderful experience.
Apologies for the long story but Zer brought us to a lot of places to eat and experience the food in the wonderful city of Davao! Thanks to Zer for sharing Davao and some of his childhood food trips with us!