18 responses

  1. Krista
    June 9, 2010

    These sound delicious! The flesh reminds me of lychee. Mmm, I’ll have to see if I can some in the Asian market. :-)

    • The Longest Way Home
      June 9, 2010

      -Krista- It would be interesting to know if they are available elsewhere in Asia!

      -clementine- Welcome! Enroute to Davao. Lanzones are refreshing, but Marang is really my favorite fruit here!

      -Ivy- Hi, nice to see you again! I’d never heard of them either, but that’s the education of travel. I’ve only ever seem them down south here. So they might only be regional.

  2. clementine
    June 9, 2010

    this is so cool! i haven’t had my fix of lanzones from the motherland in ages!

    btw. where in the world are you now?
    -fellow pinoy nomad

  3. Ivy
    June 9, 2010

    I’ve never heard of this fruit before. Learning a lot of stuff on this blog :)

  4. jessiev
    June 10, 2010

    yum – these sound delicious!

    • The Longest Way Home
      June 10, 2010

      -jessiev- Yep, they are quite nice

      -Nomadic Chick- Not seen one of them in a while!

      -Trixie- Seems like they are found in other parts of Asia too (Malaysia). Just not as popular as here.

    • lovely
      February 21, 2013

      heheheh..that is very delicious!

  5. Nomadic Chick
    June 10, 2010

    They remind me of lychees. Yummy!

  6. Trixie
    June 10, 2010

    Never heard of it – the photos make it look similar to a nut with fleshy innards (whatever THAT would look like ;)). Sounds and looks delish.

  7. ciki
    June 11, 2010

    this is called the Langsat in Malaysia! It’s sour. The Duku is a bigger sweeter version of the langsat but less aromatic. Crossbreed the two (which is v popular in Msia) and you have the sourish sweet Duku Langsat.. Delicious!! Great post.. sunday is pasar malam night for fruits( night market). u just reminded me to get a bag :) yay!

    • The Longest Way Home
      June 11, 2010

      -ciki- Great information. Now we know it’s in Malaysia too, and it has a cousin. Langsat it is. At least I can tell people it’s not just in The Philippines, which leads me to believe theres no fruit here that’s truly indigenous to the Philippines alone …

  8. jn
    August 11, 2010

    we have lanzones here in florida growing wild….found some trees i didnt know what it was tried it its sweet and free yummy

    • The Longest Way Home
      August 11, 2010

      That’s interesting. I wonder is they were brought over from Asia at some point?

  9. J.A.
    November 24, 2010

    very yummy my favorite LANZONES!!

  10. palawan martin
    October 3, 2011

    After the delicious Marang last week, i found lanzones in the local market, they do NOT taste like lychees at all, they are much nicer . Many Asian fruit taste like lychees, i expected this one to be the same, but exactly like you said, a taste of pink grapefruit, superb.

    Thanks for great tips about these Pinoy foods, i agree 100%

  11. gloria
    April 2, 2012

    there are a lot of lanzones trees in Valencia, Negros Oriental! these fruits are truly yummy!

  12. TOM
    September 5, 2012

    YES I FELL IN LOVE WITH LANZONES,THEY ARE SO REFRESHING,. BUT I THINK THAT THEY TASTE MORE LIKE A CROSS OF A PEACH AND A GRAPE, MAYBE MY TASTE BUDS ARE DIFFERENT.

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