one of the things often associated with taiwan is fruits. when you arrive at the Taoyuan Airport in taipei, you are greeted by persimmon head typing on a laptop. cute, huh?
markets all over taiwan will sell various kinds of fruits — from unique fruits like the star fruit, apple custard and dragon fruit … to local fruits such as taiwan coconuts, milk pineapples, short baby bananas and green oranges … to common fruits we see in the states, i.e. peaches, grapes and pears.
some of the unique fruits you can actually find in the states now but if you make your way to taiwan, be sure to taste as many different fruits you can!
a unique fruit i tasted was the passion fruit. similar to the pomegranate, there are seeds inside and when you bite into them, they give little bursts of flavor. they are a little sour, which i like, but quite tasty.
be careful when handling the passion fruit though. its passionate reddish purple color can stain materials. stick to cutting them open on a plate and putting the seeds in your mouth!