Monday, September 05, 2005

Magical Mystery Fruit Tour of Costa Rica

I had a request a while back to document the different fruits that are available here that we don’t have in the states. That includes a majority of what is available in the markets here. There are spiky red things and small green things. There are bunches of fruit that look like huge clumps of grapes. There are papayas that range is size from about the size of an eggplant up to something that requires two hands to carry. The list goes on.

We went to the large ferria(market) south of downtown San Jose with the sole intent of buying fruit that we had no idea what it was. I think that cruising around and buying the fruit was as much fun as sampling it all. In the picture there are obviously some pinapples, bananas, and a papaya. Those are our main meals down here a majority of the time.

Click on the link to check out the pictures and the write-up of our mystery fruit sampling:

Fruity Link


Anonymous said...

The red spikey things are rambutan, better know as lychee. They are really yummy.

Anonymous said...

The things that look like large clusters of grapes are pejibaye. You can learn more about them at:

And here's a recipe for sopa de pejibaye. Yvette makes this and it's very good: