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Do any of you miss a lot of our fruits here in the Philippines? I know I did when I use to lived in the States before. I really missed the santol, green mango and the rambutan (similar to lychee there) before. Gosh just the thought of those fruits before would really make my mouth drool. I once tried to buy green mango at Safeway. Those mangoes came from South America, when I chewed on it I felt like I was chewing a piece of cardboard. It was awful.

Right now here in Davao the fruits that are in season are mangosteen, rambutan, marang, jackfruit, yellow ripe mango, tambis, santol, green mango, dalandan. Some of these fruits we like to eat with salt, vinegar and soy sauce for sawsawan (dipping sauce). The pomelo and durian of course. Honestly, I’m not into durian though. I like the smell but don’t like the taste of it. I guess it’s too strong for me. It’s really weird that here I am a Pinay doesn’t like to eat durian, Bob whose an American loves to eat durian. Were totally opposite on that.

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One time Bob brought home a pomelo salad for me to taste. To my surprised it tasted very good. Now I make my own pomelo salad recipe. I like to put stuff in it that we like. In the restaurant they put stuff that we don’t like. The kids are too picky.

I would like to go to the fruit festival in Kidapawan. As you may know Kidapawan is one of the famous place in the Philippines in producing lots of good fruits. I heard during the festival, the city sponsored a few mile stretch of free fruits for everyone to taste. I am hoping we could go this year. Last year were supposed to go but their was a bomb threat, we decided not to go. Hopefully this year no threat anymore. By September lanzones are in season. Famous for that is Camiguin. I would like to see that too.

I hope ladies, that I didn’t make your mouth drool too. It might be available there now. I hope so.

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Feyma Martin is a Columnist here on the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine, she is the wife of site Publisher, Bob Martin. Feyma is originally from the Philippines, but went to the USA for 10 years after marrying Bob in 1990. Bob & Feyma moved to the Philippines to live permanently in 2000.

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I also miss the avocados of different variety–good for shake. Today, avocado here is 78 cents a piece and they look sick- creased skin and very tiny. I just can't buy it thinking that they're given free by our neighbors in Mindanao. And those fresh pineapple from del Monte ! And the guavas–wild and grafted ! I miss the Philippine fruits !

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Bob,
The wife has it programmed in her head that that the RP is the same as it was the last time we were there (1984).
Thank you for all your work on your site you do, the tide is turning in my favor.
Our plans to return to RP in 2010 for our 25th anniversary trip and to recon a location to retire to are still on track.

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my wife wants to know how much the mango cost in Davao? She likes the big green mangos here but not the small one as in the philippines. We just bought two packages of them at costco for 4.99 us per package (six} they will be ripe in about one week. They are from Mexico. The big green ones come from mexico also. I love my fresh raspberries. I bought them where I work at a grocery store for 1.50 us per 4.4 ozs. (small plastic containers.) They are grown in california this time of year. In winter they also… Read more »

MindanaoBob
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Hi Kevin – I don't know why I didn't post the video earlier! I was looking around my hard drive and found it the other day, and realized I had never posted it! We had a good time with you guys when you were here last year! Good luck with the coming baby!

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We had pummelo salad the other day after we got back from Davao, it was a Thai recipe. We weren't too keen on the patis dressing… So, What do you put in your pummelo salad? We are harvesting the second crop of mangos from our back yard tree, and they are the best! So far I have made mango crisp and mango sorbet. What is left will be juiced and put in the freezer!

MindanaoBob
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Hi Neal – Ha ha… you know, I have lived here for 9 years now, and I live in Mindanao, the place that everybody is in fear of. You know how often I think about kidnapping? Only when somebody brings it up here on the site! It just is not even a factor in my life.

Don't stop going after your dream!

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PHILIPPINE MANGO'S ARE THE BEST BAR NON !!

brian
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PHILIPPINE MANGO'S ARE THE BEST BAR NON !!
DURIAN…..LOOKS LIKE CAR WAX, TASTE LIKE CAR WAX…SMELLS LIKE CAR WAX….GOOD ON YA BOB, YOU CAN HAVE MINE ANYDAY !!

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Hi Jul- I like avocado shake too. Yeah those pineapples at del monte in manolo fortich are good too. Well you have the reason now to come back here for vacation then. 😉 Hi Don- Im glad your wife found a good mango there. When I used to live in the States I never had a good mango there. Good for you guys. fresh raspberries- wow it's good. AmericanLola- Yeah it's a Thai recipe and I'm like you I'm not into the dressing too, that's why I decided to make my own dressing. I will post the recipe soon. Next… Read more »

MindanaoBob
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Hi Neal – Like I said… never give up your dream! 😆

Congratulations on your coming 25th Anniversary!

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