Wax Apples and Custard Apples

By grace.g.yang ยท April 9, 2015
Under: Asian,Chinese,Desserts,My Life,Snacks,Taiwan,Travels

On our way back from Kenting to Kaohsiung, we stopped by a fruit stand on the side of the highway because I really wanted to pick up some fruit. I love all fruit but REALLY love fruit from Taiwan. This fruit stand was selling only two types of fruit: wax apples and custard apples. Custard apples aren’t easy to find in the US (I’ve seen a variation of them in Chinatown but they’re usually bruised):


And wax apples that were as big as my fist:


The wax apples were super sweet and had a lot of flavor (much bigger than anything you can find in the US) and the custard apples are very fragrant and sweet (almost like a concord grape). We ate so many while we were in Taiwan that I think I overdosed on them; by the end of the trip, whenever we passed a fruit stand, I couldn’t bring myself to eat anymore, even though I knew I couldn’t find anything as good in New York! Now that I’m seeing all these photos, I really wish I ate a few more ๐Ÿ™‚

Reader Comments

Hi Grace,

I stumbled upon your blog while researching how to get a coveted reservation at The French Laundry and wanted to tell you how much I love reading about all of your culinary adventures!
My husband and I have just secured our reservation at TFL and I was hoping you can give me some tips on where to stay and what to do while in Napa.
I hope you had a great time in Taiwan — wax apples are my favorite, too!
Thanks in advance!

Written By Joyce on April 21st, 2015 @ 3:14 pm

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