Photo Favorite: Bright Neon Tropical Fruit

By Mark Wiens 16 Comments
Tropical Fruit in Thailand
Tropical Fruit in Thailand

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

One thing I can’t complain about is the glorious selection of tropical fruit (for cheap) that is available throughout Southeast Asia. I’ve had some great fruit in other parts of the world, but the diversity, quality, and quantity of fruit in SE Asia is something truly amazing.

In Thailand, fruit is eaten in all stages of life: ripe, unripe, sour, sweet, and often a component in Thai desserts.

I love to eat fruit – and try new fruits as well!

Pictured here is a dragonfruit (pink) and a papaya (orange) that were perfectly ripe and ready to be devoured!

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  • NLM

    9 years ago

    Those are beautiful, and I am a sucker for beautiful food–if you need a laugh, see what happened to me when I tried a beautiful unknown “delicacy.” http://www.50plusandontherun.com/2011/09/be-careful-what-you-eat-in-jungle.html

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing your story as well!

  • Arti

    9 years ago

    I love the colors of these fruits… We get papayas here in India a lot and I gorge on them!! Never seen or heard about the other fruit though.
    Have a fabulous week ahead Mark:)

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thank a lot Arti! I’m in Sri Lanka right now and I’m enjoying wood apples, something I’d never seen or heard of before. I bet you have them too in India! Hope you have a great week as well.

  • Andrea

    9 years ago

    I love how fruit and vegetables are presented in Thailand – the carvings but also just the beautiful bright colours as you’ve captured here.

  • Raymond @ Man On The Lam

    9 years ago

    I have to agree with you Mark — the variety and quality of fruit is amazing. Even simple things like bananas are yum — it’s amazing how good stuff tastes without pesticides… 🙂

  • Christy @ Technosyncratic

    9 years ago

    We’re heading to Thailand soon and I’m so excited to try all the food (and the fruit in particular).

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Great to hear that Christy – Thailand and all of SE Asia really is a fruit lovers paradise.

  • Maria

    9 years ago

    Dragon fruit is gorgeous and so yummy! If you can find Peruvian Apples – it’s a cactus fruit, go for it – think you’d enjoy those as well.

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Wow, never heard of Peruvian Apples, but will do some research and try to find them as soon as possible – I love all forms/kinds of fruit!

  • Caanan @ No Vacation Required

    9 years ago

    Dragon fruit is so pretty. The colors seem so, um, Thai.

  • Annette | Bucket List Journey

    9 years ago

    The color of that dragonfruit is phenomenal! I wish I had one right now!

    • Mark Wiens

      9 years ago

      Thanks Annette! Tropical fruit really is beautiful!