Exotic Fruits in Myanmar
Myanmar has a huge supply of fresh fruit on every corner. Most fruits come to the big cities by road and river from the surrounding towns.
That’s right, yellow watermelon exists!
Grapefruit is very popular. This stall is in Bogyoke market.
Banana baskets like these ones, made from bamboo, are everywhere and local people buy them to use as offerings in the temples.
I would say sour plums are the most popular with the locals.
Sour plums are bake out in the sun and heat. Quite strong flavour but you should try them!
Jackfruit has it origins in the south western rain forests of India. It is the largest tree-borne fruit and can weigh up to 35 kg.
The outside of jackfruit is scaly and the inside is soft and spongy.
Strawberries are sold in small bamboo baskets covered by banana leaf. Great eco packaging!
Durian! Of course it’s popular in Myanmar too. It’s known as “the king of fruits” in South East Asia. Durian is known for being large, having a very strong smell, and a thorn-covered husk. The smell is so strong that quite often you see “no durian” signs in hotels, airports and on public transport.
Mango! Definitely my favourite. Sein Ta Lone “One Diamond” mango is Delicious. The season goes from May to mid July. Mangoes are grown in the central Mandalay Region, Ayeyarwaddy and the Southern regions as well as Shan State.