Fruits You Shouldn’t Miss If You Visit Huế City

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Măng cụt / giáng châu (mangosteen)

You haven’t really known Huế if you come and leave this garden city without trying some of its locally-grown fruits. Fruits are certainly at their best if you taste them seasonally. That said, don’t try to find bưởi and thanh trà (kinds of pomelo) if you happen to be in Huế in the wintertime. Just eat the fruits that you find abundant in the markets as abundance indicates that those fruits are in season. However, this is not true for some certain fruits such bịp bịp or hồng nhung which are rare to find even when they are in their season. Below are pictures and Vietnamese names of some local fruits for your reference.

Bịp bịp (a kind of rambutan)
Bịp bịp (a kind of rambutan)
Chuối cau (lady finger banana / baby banana)
Chuối cau (lady finger banana / baby banana)
Chuối lá (saba banana tastes best when steamed or grilled)
Chuối lá (saba banana tastes best when steamed or grilled)
Thanh long (dragon fruit)
Thanh long (dragon fruit)
Đào / mận / roi / doi (rose apple)
Đào / mận / roi / doi (rose apple)
Dâu tiên (a kind of Burmese grape)
Dâu tiên (a kind of Burmese grape)
Trứng gà (eggfruit)
Trứng gà / lêkima (eggfruit)
Khế (starfruit)
Khế (starfruit)
Hồng nhung (velvet apple / velvet persimmon)
Hồng nhung (velvet apple / velvet persimmon)
Mít ướt (creamy jackfruit)
Mít ướt (creamy jackfruit)
Keo (wild tamarind)
Keo (wild tamarind)
Hồng xiêm / sapôchê (sapodilla)
Hồng xiêm / sapôchê (sapodilla)
Bưởi (a kind of pomelo)
Bưởi (a kind of pomelo)