chinese cherries and other fruits

you may be wondering why my second post about china is on cherries. well, to sum it up in my sister’s words when she saw them on the table, “ay, kalambat a panahun!’ (“my, such a long time!”). cherries here in the philippines are worth the price of gold (i think even more). usually a kilo costs between 800 to 1,000 pesos. so imagine my glee when i saw them on the streetmarket near where our hotel was located being sold at a fraction of the price that we get them here.

by “a long time” i think my sister meant the year she spent studying in europe, where these fruits are aplenty and therefore cheap. that was a good 6 years ago, and i was ahead of her by a couple of years. so no one can blame me if i ate a whole kilo by myself. good thing my digestive system did not “protest” the day after. šŸ˜›

here are the other fruits, both exotic and ordinary, that i saw being sold on the streets where we lived.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Guagua Girl says:

    do chinese cherries taste different from the ones you had in europe? they seem to be slightly paler (pink, rather than dark red) than their north american counterparts. i love them, too. if i don't watch myself, i can eat a pound in one sitting šŸ˜›

    so, where's that street in beijing? and what are the fruits in the second photo (below the post). i'm thinking apples, but that doesn't seem right. the third photo, those are peaches, right? the rest i think i can identify, LOL! šŸ˜‰


  2. Betis Boy says:

    peaches, bigger peaches, lychees, pakwan, saging šŸ™‚ they also had the “european-looking” variety of cherries, though they were a bit more expensive. the red ones were smaller and had a bit more tang. šŸ™‚


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