Sunday, September 16, 2012

Tropical Fruits of Toronto

During Labor Day weekend our family went on a road trip to Toronto. We typically head up there several times a year. Many have ask us why we drive to Toronto so much and our one and only answer is - FRUITS ;) Toronto has the freshest tropical fruits imported from Thailand. Most of them don't make it into the US. Some of our favorites are:
Dragon Fruits: are sweet and crunchy, with a flavor that's a cross between a kiwi and a pear. They are low in calories and offers numerous nutrients, including Vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium, plus fiber and antioxidants.
Durians: can best be described as having a succulent, creamy filling but smelling like stinky socks - don't let that dissuade you from trying it! Durian's brownish-green exterior belies a silky, custard-like flesh clinging to the giant seeds inside. Durian, if you can stand the smell, has a delectable, sweet flavour. For me, it's akin to vanilla pudding.
Langsats: are one of my favorite. Its peel is thin and brown and it has a sweet milky translucent flesh encasing its seed. I can eat about a kilo of this in one sitting! 
Mangosteen: is a dark purple fruit about 2 to 3 inches in diameter – the size of a small peach or apple. At the center is the soft opaque white fruit, which resembles a head of garlic but tastes slightly sweet and tart.  
Here's lil'C taking pictures with all her favorite fruits - Mangoes and Logan Berries
My kids love eating fruits too so Toronto is like fruit heaven for us! Have you ladies tried any of these fruits before? 
Thanks for reading!


  1. Yummy fruits! Your bro looks cute! :D

  2. Super cute! :)Like all of them! :)


  3. oh i'd love to try dragon fruits!!! it looks really interesting.

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  4. haha super cute photos!

  5. love all fruits you post. remainds me in Philippines

  6. I am from Malaysia, so I sort of grew up with these fruits :) Durian is truly the king of all fruits and it is one of my favorites! Mangoesteen can stain your precious clothes and you can kiss them goodbye if that happened ;D

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  7. Dragon fruit is my fave of the ones you mentioned. I first had it in Taiwan. No sweet ones where I live now :(. And durian is like vanilla pudding? My husband would beg to differ, haha! I like it. He hates it!

  8. hi thu! i miss reading your blog posts, i am so sorry i haven't been around in a while! :/ but anyways, these fruits all look delicious, oooooh, i want some! ;)

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  9. Oh you guys look like you had so much fun! The children are just precious as usual!
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  10. Looks delicious! Makes me crave for some tropical fruit too. :)

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  11. Dragon fruit is awesome :) I love tropical fruits :) Especially when I can get them in Malaysia :) It's never the same in Australia though

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  13. Oh wow, sorry I missed this didn't realize you guys went to Toronto so often! I have to admit I guess I don't take advantage of all the great fruits we have here. I was born and raised in Toronto so my tastes are more westernized meaning I can't STAND durian LOL!!! Whenever my parents buy it I make sure they don't cut it open until I'm done visiting them LOL!

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