Exotic Food Series: Soursop, a sweet and sour delight

Today’s exotic fruit is Soursop, locally known as Guyabano. A perfect combination of sweet and sour.

Now here comes a fruit that has quite a refreshing bite to it. Soursop is full in pulp, fiber, and vitamins. The taste, though, is not to everybody’s liking. It has a sour, citrusy taste.

The first time I tried this fruit, I was pleasantly surprised that it’s not actually just sour. I guess I got confused by the word “sour” in Soursop; but it actually tastes sweet. Its flavour is reminiscent of a combination of cherries and young coconut (Buko). The consistency is very creamy and it comes with a sweet citrusy smell.

Even though I like Soursop a lot but unfortunately, I can’t eat it too often because I have allergic reaction to citrus fruits. But that might just be me.

While Soursop is often used as a juice ingredient, we eat it unprocessed here. Just straight stuff-it-to-our-mouth after slicing it. Very perfect refreshment I might add.

Some of you might wonder why I keep blogging about food…well, I think that food is the best way to experience local cultures. Eating local food for us is a very important part of the travel experience. You not only get to know the country externally (seeing, hearing, smelling, etc.) but “internally” as well.