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Mmmmm mangosteens! In Bangkok

When you travel a lot, little extras in places you rest your weary head start to make a difference. Like a luscious exotic fruit plate.

What is even nicer is when there is a little help to navigate the delicacies offered… like this hotel from a stay in Bangkok in 2013 that had a menu card with explanation, how to eat and what you could expect trying the fruit.

Hotel fruit plate

The SukhoThai’s fruit plate

Me? I sooooo knew what I was diving into! From that tempting bowl, I went straight for the mangosteens.

Mangosteens have been a favourite since I first strolled with a friend in Singapore through a market in China Town. She made me buy a full bag – warning me that I would never be able to stop with just one.

She was completely right!

That sweet, tangy, juicy oh so yummy fruit… I’m craving it right now just looking at these photos, imagining that plump white pulp bursting into flavour in my mouth.

Mangosteen

Mangosteen demolished

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20 Comments

  1. Marta says:

    Are there mangosteens in India? I think I have only eaten them once or twice. They are sold in China but not too cheap!

  2. Oooooooh, I love them!!! Hard to come by here in Spain for some reason… never had any trouble in London, at least not while they were in season.

  3. I love them as well but I hate to take them apart… Such a mess each time

  4. Sonel says:

    Oh, that really look so delicious Carissa! I’ve never eaten them, so please, if you do order them again, think of me and eat another plate just for me, okay? 😆

  5. Margo Towie says:

    Not so hard to open. Hold the sphere and press both thumbs on the bottom and it will neatly split for you to savour each portion.
    They are supposed to be eaten in conjunction with durian.

    • Lucky you! Living in the land of mangosteens! Not so easy to come by here in Mumbai and when I have seen, silly expensive. Less than a trip to Bangkok though. 😉

      Durian though… hmm…. still not a fan…

  6. BerLinda says:

    Have never had one but you make a good case for trying them! 🙂

  7. NancyTex says:

    I’ve never had one, but now I’ll be sure to be on the lookout for them!

  8. First time I had these was in HK and I just loved them.

  9. Love mangosteens!
    Alison

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