18 responses

  1. Sally Heiden
    June 28, 2010

    Mangosteen!!! I really LOVED this fruit in Thailand. But I can’t get it in Arizona!!!

  2. yee
    June 28, 2010

    If you haven’t already, I suggest you to try Java Apple/Rose Apple/SChompu/Jambu Air and also Custard Apple/Noi-na … IMHO, they’re the best from SEA :)

    • The Longest Way Home
      June 28, 2010

      -Sally Heiden- They seem to have issues with exporting them to the USA?! Don’t know why though.

      -yee- Wow that’s a lot to choose from!! I’ve tried Custard Apple, but didn’t quite like it. A bit dry. Was expecting something else.

      -Marnie Alvez- Hi, nice to see you here! It’s about 80 pesos a kilo at the market here. Expensive compared to others. I got Marang for 35 pesos yesterday …:)

  3. Marnie Alvez
    June 28, 2010

    I love mangosteen but in Manila, it is very expensive. You should enjoy mangosteen while you’re in Davao =) I hope it’s in season.

  4. ciki
    June 28, 2010

    tons of this in msia. eat it after the durian to keep cool…

    • The Longest Way Home
      June 29, 2010

      -ciki-hmmm Already tried Durian … not my thing! But thanks for the tip in case anyone else likes Durian.

      -jessiev- It’s all waiting for you at the market!

  5. jessiev
    June 29, 2010

    yet another fruit i can’t wait to try!

  6. riko
    June 30, 2010

    just saw this…yay! mangosteens!!! glad you liked them :)

    • The Longest Way Home
      July 1, 2010

      -riko- Yep, not come across too many fruits I haven’t liked so far!

  7. Kyle
    July 1, 2010

    Is there any fruit better than a mangosteen? I think not. Too bad they can really only be enjoyed near where they grow.

    • The Longest Way Home
      July 1, 2010

      -Kyle- They are really good, but I Marang is my favorite. Shame, as they too cannot survive exporting.

  8. Eli
    July 1, 2010

    Sounds good to me! Can’t wait to try:)

    • The Longest Way Home
      July 2, 2010

      -Eli- I am sure you will like it!

  9. aldam23
    July 2, 2010

    where can i found the best mangosteen in the Philippines?

    • The Longest Way Home
      July 2, 2010

      – aldam23- That’s debatable, but the people in Davao seem to think they have the best

  10. Jill – Jack and Jill Travel The World
    January 5, 2011

    Ooooh, I agree.
    I’m originally from Indonesia so does it mean that I’m biased to say that it’s my second favorite fruit (my first belongs to jackfruits)? It’s impossible to eat them without making a mess, but there’s something so beautiful about the white of the flesh sitting against the red, dark pulpy skin. And not to mention the taste… hmmm!

  11. ruben
    October 25, 2011

    I love mangosteen. This fruit is grown in most of Southeast Asia so it’s available in the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Burma and Vietnam. In the Philippines, the best mangosteen comes from Davao. It’s a bit pricey when sold in Manila but that’s the price you pay to savour this delicious fruit.

    I have eight mangosteen trees in my farm and four of them are already fruit-bearing.

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