Aug 28, 2011 - Food    No Comments

The Awesome Fruit: Durian in Davao

Whatever we need or whatever the agendas we have, going to Davao has been incredibly a great opportunity for all of us. Davao has been situated at the heart of Southern Mindanao, famous for its terrific features to be offered to a lot of tourists. With its hospitable people, wonderful beaches and sweet, sumptuous fruits, Davao has these to offer! With its wonderful lands and water areas being bestowed to this area, a lot of tourists from other cities in the Philippines and even all over the world had been tempted and lured. Its great historical background paves a wonderful way for a lot of people to become interested with the city. The city name Davao has been derived from the word daba-daba and was known to be a fire. It is indeed like a fire that really strikes our heart and soul when we come and visit this magnificent place to have a vacation or stay for good. With its variety of tourist attractions, Davao has been gifted with a very unique fruit, the durian. Come and let’s taste the Durian in Davao!

Davao Durian

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Mindanao has been known as the fruit basket of the Philippines, it is also been considered to be the strong drive for the country’s economy. And Davao has a lot of fruits to offer but then, there this one very unique fruit that would complete your vacation stay in Davao, you would never feel the optimized joyous stay when you don’t have the chance to grab and taste this fruit. Durian, with its unique green covered husk with thorns has a strong aroma that at times, a lot of people would never dare to eat this or even get a pinch of it and taste it, describes as “smells like hell but tastes like heaven”. A lot of tourists had been attracted with this unique fruit, if you got over with the strong, indescribable smell, its white to yellowish creamy flesh is waiting for your mouth to taste, can be similar to almonds or custards according to some individuals. But we have different standards and taste when it comes to foods so better for you to taste this and prove to yourself if its really a fruit that tastes like heaven. Durian in Davao has been popular since then, and during their Kadayawan and Araw ng Davao Festivals, Durian can be seen on streets being sold to a very affordable prices, and when during the normal days, Durians can been seen on Markets.

So when you decided to visit Davao and stay for a while, have an idle time to buy this fruit and taste it for yourself. A lot of tourists and even natives of Davao fell in love with this distinctive fruit. And you could be the next one to fall in love with this. And after a banquet, one way of wrapping it up is by eating durian. And when you cannot handle the smell, do not fret for candies and also milkshakes made in durian can satisfy your curiosity with the fruit. Durian in Davao could really make a mark in your lives as you taste it.

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