Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monstera deliciosa

Meeldiv monstera / Monstera deliciosa

Here's a little something we had for dessert on Sunday. My dear K's mum brought it back from her trip to Madeira. I hadn't tried this before - well, I must admit I hadn't even heard of this particular exotic fruit before (it's a popular houseplant - meeldiv monstera in Estonian - but it doesn't bear fruit indoors). It tasted as we expected once we had read about it in the Internet - a cross between pineapple (flavour) and banana (texture). Not something I'd rush out to buy again, but definitely interesting and quite pleasant.

What do you think about this "Swiss cheese plant" aka "Mexican breadfruit" aka "Penglai banana"? Any interesting recipes out there?

7 comments:

Tanita said...

Does it really taste like fruit salad?

Kat & Satoshi said...

interesting, I would have never thought there was an edible fruit!

Koopatibi said...

Oh, kui lahe puuvili! Ma pisipildilt vaatasin, et käbi :D

Anonymous said...

Õnnitlused, õnnestunud pilt. Vaatasin, mille puhul jõuluehted kapist välja on võetud, eh..
Ka

Bern_Aussielicious said...

Wow, never seen it before! Is it similar to custard apple?

Heidi said...

nature is amazing

Gitte said...

When I first looked at your picture I thought it was something you had made. How interesting.