Fruit Salad from The Philippines
It might seem a little strange to include a fruit salad and call it great food. But, in every country there is a selection of fruit, and each fruit salad is a little different. The Philippines has a fairly wide variety of fruits available, yet the fruit salad has a fairly set selection.
Watermelon, mango, pineapple and banana. That’s the basic. Then, just to make in Filippino, small chunks of hard jelly cubes are added. Red, green, or clear in color; these cubes add a little bite to the salad. There’s nearly always a dribble of condensed milk over the top too.
There is another type of fruit salad in the Philippines too. This one is just called Salad. It’s got pasta and coconut mixed into it. And again, lots of jelly cubes. Not my favorite – pasta in a fruit salad??!
I keep thinking that in a land of great fruit variety it would be nice to see more fruit in a typical bowl.
Fruit salad is usually found in restaurants and homes. And can get expensive – 60 pesos.
This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting Filipino food
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