This week-end, we decided to go on an exotic tour. We headed to Cabramatta, Sydney’s own little Saigon. First we had a Pho for strength at Pho Tau Bay which never disappoints and then we entered every little fruit/food store in the area. The boys where pretty patient with me, especially when I had this incredibly interesting conversation with two lovely women about the new craze of rice paper “galettes” embedded with black sesame seeds. I bought some and can’t wait to try them grilled in the oven, smashed and sprinkled on a salad.
The highlight was definitely Luke Nguyen‘s favourite grocery store “Eastland Supermarket” which has everything a foodie can dream of. Believe it or not, they have no less than 12 sorts of mangos… and an incredible amount of fruits, herbs and veggies, many of them I had never seen before.
I bought a truck load of things, because it’s irresistible and also because I had 4 muscular arms at my disposal (not including my floppy ones of course). This incredible spree included a beautiful moody coloured fruit I had already seen somewhere but not cut, and definitely had never tried.
Of course I couldn’t resist organising a mini photoshoot for it when we got home, after a stop at Riverside Brewery (but more about these guys later) and I thought of calling my dear readers to the rescue!!! Would you know what that is?
It is round, dark, has a hard skin and a sort of cushiony inside, protecting a strange white fruit which is sweet, full of juice and delicious.
This was the second edition of my mystery fruit post… The first HERE was super quickly solved :)
My two favourite readers: Merilyn and my Mum have guessed that this fruit is a Mangosteen or Mangoustan in French. It’s a tad bit expensive in Australia but if you find a place to buy it I recommend that you do. It’s delicious :)