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The fruit here is so yummy, and there are many types of fruit that I have never tried until arriving in China! I really love these peach-colored “pa pa” fruits. At least my kids told me they were called pa pas; pronounced paw’ paw. They have several large brown seeds and are easy to eat whol without peeling. Juicy and tangy, not overly sweet. But what is really sweet are the tomatoes! I love these sweet, juicy pop-in-the-mouth fruit. Yes, I know a tomato is a fruit, but these really give meaning to that with their sweetness—definitely more fruit-flavored than the subtle vegetable flavor of tomatoes in Texas, even the ones from Trader Joe’s! I grab handfuls and eat them as a snack and they are a great accompaniment to my morning boiled eggs! I am finally getting the fiber my body has been missing in this meat-based, oil-heavy cuisine!
And of course, the prices are ridiculous by US standards, so I am eating a lot more fruit! Then there’s the fact that the guys and gals at the fruit store are sooooo nice and happy to see me that I feel like I’m their favorite customer, even though I have noticed they are just as friendly to everyone else. I may have a small crush on one dude there, too LOL ;-)