One of the reasons why I like Davao is the copious selection of locally grown delectable fresh fruits such as the pomelo, mangosteen, rambutan, mango, lanzones, pineapple, strawberry among others. But the city is mainly famous for its exotic Durian, described by many as the fruit that "smells like hell, but tastes like heaven". Unfortunately, I'm not a big fan of durian. I guess this is an acquired taste.


My ultimate favorite is pomelo, which has a sweet citrus taste and high nutritional value. We had our impromptu shopping spree and I almost oohed and aahed as I savored the best pomelo I ever tasted.


There are several roadside fruit stands in the city purveying of assorted high-quality fruits. They also sell a wide variety of sweet edibles made from durian and other fruits in season like candies, pastilles, jams and jellies.

fruit stands

No wonder, Davao is dubbed as the "Fruit Basket of the Country". What's more, it is sold at a very reasonably priced and the blissful taste can't be beaten. What a treat!

Toodles, until next time,
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  1. I love pomelo too! How cheap is it there in davao? Here in Manila, it cost at least a hundred bucks a piece.

  2. Interested to try the Durian over there and see if it differs from here

  3. Hi Tita Beng,

    I forgot the exact amount of the pomelo but I'm pretty sure it was less than a hundred bucks. It's much cheaper compared here in Manila. :)

    Hi Borneo Falcon,
    If only I’m staying in Davao, I’ll probably send you a durian fruit so that you can compare the difference between the two. :)

  4. Hi Asian Traveler! TGIF and a holiday here!!
    Great pictures; I've heard about the Durian, but fortunately never smellt it... ;))
    I think I'm going to have some juice now... ;)

    Blogtrotter is still turning around Vilnius. Enjoy and have a great long weekend!

  5. ive changed ur name and link :) thnk you

    pamelo!! me love me love! but i usually eat green apples, which i call the Greenie, haha, coz it's easy and can eat it everyday..grab one after breakfast everyday :P

  6. hope you had a good time in davao.. :D


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