I Bought Lots Of Weird Fruit In China
At the time this video was filmed, I was living in the Chaoyang District in Beijing. We were just inside the 3rd ring of the city which is fairly central (there are 6). The apartment was terrible, but the location was only a bike ride away from dozens of beautiful historic places.
We bought nearly all our groceries from the local markets. Eventually, I had vendors I came back to regularly. They all knew I didn’t speak Chinese, but smiled warmly when I saw them. The woman I brought fruit from was very sweet. She didn’t speak a word of English but was constantly trying to teach me the names of fruit in Chinese. Fruit stands in China overwhelm me, and hers had an incredible selection. Eventually I got more comfortable and started seeing these intriguing alien looking fruits around me. “I must taste all of them,” I thought. I’m near illiterate in China, so trying to figure out which fruits to taste was all done by look. I once excitedly bought a “mysterious” piece of fruit only to find out it was a type of mango I’d never seen before.
I obtained the fruit, then took it home to Google a few things. Before filming this video, I had never heard of a sugar apple and I had no idea how to eat a passionfruit or starfruit. Through (very) broken Chinese, translation apps and Google searches like “alligator texture fruit”, I eventually figured it out. That’s pretty much how my daily life went in China. Going to the grocery store was an ordeal, and I got used to the chaos.
What I Taste In The Video
All the fruits listed below are clickable and will take you to the part of the video where I taste it:
Enjoy the video, and let me know if there are any other exotic fruits I should taste!
Talk to you soon,