A Canadian may not think it but Vietnam is actually a tropical country with a mix of what Torontonians would label as ‘exotic fruit’. Travelers who come to Vietnam have the luxury of expanding their palate and partaking in these adventurous, colorful fruits. Here in Toronto, unfortunately, we don’t always have access. As a top Toronto Vietnamese restaurant, we try to mix in fruit whenever we can for our patrons. Here’s a few of the Vietnamese fruits we know and miss from our homeland.
Lychee is very, very popular in Vietnam, particularly at the beginning of summer. Lychee’s skin is dark red and it’s probably the easiest fruit you could ever peel. The juice white center’s suited up with vitamin C and sweetness. Lychee can be served raw or made into a beverage, adding additional sugars and fruits like mango or dragon fruit along with it.
Mangosteen is widely considered to be one of the most delicious fruits in the world. Considered superfruit-esque, there are a numerous health benefits associated to its mix of nutrients and antioxidants. The soft, sweet center is balanced with an outer purple skin, absolutely gorgeous.Read More