Thursday, September 13, 2007



posted by Señor Enrique at 8:19 AM


Blogger Photo Cache said...

i want some atis now. btw, what's the first pic?

September 13, 2007 9:36 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Good ol' lanzones, Photo Cache!

September 13, 2007 9:39 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

my problem yata sa first pic and I miss atis too :( almost three years na kong di nakakakain nyan :(

September 13, 2007 9:40 AM  

Blogger Watergirl said...

I've also seen inexpensive mangosteen, durian, marang. Had my fill of mangosteen when I was in Zamboanga last month. The lanzones should be getting sweeter and sweeter as the month ends.

September 13, 2007 9:47 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! Panahon na naman ng lanzones! Pabibili na ako ngayon! How much is a kilo there now, Eric?

Hmmmm. Mura ang rambutan, a. Ah, siguro kasi galing lang ng Laguna. Pag galing sa Davao, siyempre mas mahal. Di ko lang alam kung ano ang pagkakaiba pero siguro mas matamis at original yung galing 'overseas'. :)

September 13, 2007 10:22 AM  

Blogger jon go said...

the first photo is awesome! so dramatic.. my kind of thing..hehehe.. i personally do not eat fruits.. my doctor says it's bad for my health.. vegetables too! okay i'm lying.. heehee..

September 13, 2007 12:47 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

They have more and more atis vendors springing up, especially, in the populous areas of Manila, Melai :)

Please let me know if the problem with the first pic persists. I'll switch.

September 13, 2007 1:14 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I haven't made any pourchase of lanzones, yet, MTan. Still waiting for another week or so when, as you said, they should be sweeter :)

Ahhh ... I'm sure the fruits are sweeter in Zamboanga, right?

September 13, 2007 1:16 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I think it's around 60-70 pesos per kilo for the lanzones, Rhoda ... but we can never be too sure with their kilohan ... hehehe.

Pero marami na nagsabi sa akin, punta kung gusto ko daw ng mga fresh at murang prutas, madaling araw daw sa Divisori when many suppliers are dropping off their items right off the boats from Davao and etc., as well as from delivery trucks coming from the northern provinces.

September 13, 2007 1:20 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hahaha ... and I thought you suffer from some rare allergies to tropical fruits and veggies, Jon :) You got me there!

September 13, 2007 1:22 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

naglalaway nanaman ako.. heheeheheheh

September 13, 2007 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first fruit looks familiar to one of the local fruits that we have here.


September 13, 2007 2:57 PM  

Blogger docemdy said...

I love lanzones. It's the only fruit that I can't resist to buy or wait for the other people at home to buy. And your picture caught a hand in the lanzones pile. I could just hear that person saying to the vendor Patikim?

September 13, 2007 5:57 PM  

Blogger docemdy said...

In Shangri-La mall, lanzones sells for PHP130 a kilo, PHP 120 pag suki.

September 13, 2007 5:58 PM  

Blogger mitch said...

really nice pics makes me want to go home just for the fruits hahahaha. my husband said the other day he want to eat philippine mango

September 13, 2007 11:27 PM  

Blogger ladybug said...

MMmmmm...I love lanzones and atis. I think I will ask husband to buy me some. Thanks for this! :-D

September 13, 2007 11:57 PM  

Blogger Ebb Tide said...

I always love tropical fruits. Since I live here in So. California, I get to eat many of our own- mango, papaya, pineapple, tamarind, banana, suha, etc. What I terribly miss are the lanzones and atis. Saw a frozen lanzones one time, but I don't like frozen fruit. Just looking at your photos is good enough for the mean time.

September 14, 2007 12:04 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

now your making crave, eric! it's been a while since i had atis and that delicious lanzones from camiguin islands. salivating here, seriously!

September 14, 2007 12:35 AM  

Blogger carlotta1924 said...

i love atis. =) good thing we have an atis tree in our yard so we don't have to buy from the grocery anymore. =)

September 14, 2007 5:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

60 to 70 Pesos? Now that's pretty steep. I could make a fortune sending tons of lanzones to Manila like this.

Hereat it's only at 20 pesos per kilo and in Jolo about ten pesos. Those that comes from Basilan are the sweetest and has a little
unique taste to it...

September 14, 2007 6:35 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i haven't eaten lanzones and rambutan in a long time. i've gone home many times but i i have always missed it. kailangan pala, September and uwi ko.

dito naman sa garden ko, bartlett pears are in abundance.

September 14, 2007 8:30 AM  

Blogger Proudly Canadian said...

I just wanted to tell you that i made a slideshow of some of your pics, but they are linked back here to your blog, if you have a problem with that let me know so i can delete the slideshow, the purpose for my site is I am starting to collect great photos of Philippines, and wanting to share them, respectfully Tim.

September 14, 2007 8:32 AM  

Blogger Amadeo said...

Many people of Northern Mindanao all the way to the island of Camiguin would stake their name and reputation to claim that they grow and harvest the sweetest lanzones, called buahan in the dialect, in the entire country. Buahan grown in the wild and not cultured.

And buahan does not take kindly to refrigeration and has very short shelf-life after harvest. Thus, as mentioned in one of the comments they get to California frozen, their skin all mottled black but still expensive. And reaching as far as Sacramento up north.

Eric, it would be good to know if lanzones from Mindanao do reach Luzon at this time. Maybe not all lanzones in Manila come from Paete or other growers in Luzon. They thrive well growing under bigger trees, like coconuts, which is how they are typically grown in Northern Mindanao.

September 14, 2007 10:12 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I miss the atis and lanzones man. It's not quite easy to get them here :)

September 14, 2007 3:19 PM  

Blogger  gmirage said...

Oi Senor, bakit ka nang-iinggit? =D

I grew up in the province so I had my share of these fruits for free...especially indian mangoes (that I dont see in the photos) which were brought to us...kaing kaing pa!

Thanks for sharing them, I added them to my list of 'what to eat' when I went home...=)

September 14, 2007 4:35 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sarap naman ng mga fruits! Nakakatakaw! And ganda rin ng mga shots! Lapit na ng Lansones Festival, Eric! Attend tayo. :)

September 14, 2007 6:48 PM  

Blogger Wenchie said...

wow, sarap naman esp. the lansones...just had durian and lots of mangosteen from sulu. grabe, P20 per piece lang pala durian sa kanila, while here in Manila, P120 sa market.

September 14, 2007 10:02 PM  

Blogger Liza on Maui said...

Oh, I can't find my passionate comment about lansones and atis that I posted yesterday. I must have neglected to press publish and it got lost. I now for sure I commented on this because I loooooveeee lansonex and atis and is missing them here on Maui.

great shots - now I am salivating!
I want those lansones and atis!

September 15, 2007 2:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

kaso nga wala ako sa manila lol!!

yeah ok na kita ko na lansones :)
sa singapore may lansones na masarap di ko lang alam kung sa malaysia o sa indonesia galing.. di maganda balat nya saka makapal pero the best ang lasa :)

September 15, 2007 3:55 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I'll probably get some lanzones this weekend, Rhodyl. Siguro naman matatamis na sila ngayon. Will buy some atis na din ... hehehe!

September 15, 2007 7:54 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

It's called lanzones, Kyels.

Your fingers will get sticky after eating some of these due to the juice from its skin, but old folks had told us to run our fingers through our hair to remove the stickiness ... it works! But not sure what it does to the hair afterwards, though.

September 15, 2007 7:57 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

P130 a kilo in Shangri-la, Em DY? Oh-la-la! Ang mahal naman! But I'm sure they have really choiced ones over there compared to the ones out in the streets.

Nakakahiya magtanong kung pwede patikim, but I usually eat a couple immediately after buying some :)

September 15, 2007 7:59 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Yes, Mitch, the local fruits are really someting else, especially, if you grew up enjoying some of them.

Not sure where you are, but in NYC, the only mangoes we could buy from the grocers were from Mexico or India. I wonder why the Filipino mangoes cannot get approval to be exported into the mainland USA?

May and December would be the ideal time then for you and your husband to come home for a visit enjoy some local mangoes.

September 15, 2007 8:03 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Did your hubby get you some lanzones and atis, Ladybug?

I once got a tip from Ipanema -- store the atis in the fridge because they're even more enjoyable when eaten chilled.

September 15, 2007 8:05 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hi Ebb Tide!

The only thing I enjoy frozen is ice cream. I once bought frozen durian from a Pinoy store in NYC and they weren't all that tasty anymore. But I'm sure you have some delicious fruits where you are.

September 15, 2007 8:07 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Sorry, Nell ... hehehe!

These pics are meant to charm you into taking some time off from work to come home and visit the old country ... and enjoy our local dishes and ruits :)

September 15, 2007 8:09 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

You have an atis tree in your backyard, Carla? Whoa! I've never seen an atis tree before.

That must be really fun -- just to pick an atis right off its tree.

September 15, 2007 8:10 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Lucky are the children growing up in your part of the country, Major Tom, for they can enjoy an abundance of fresh and delectable fruits.

Ang mura naman -- 20 pesos a kilo!

September 15, 2007 8:14 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I have a brother who always have pears in the fridge, Belle. He loves them. He'd even bring one to work as merienda.

Yup, dapat tiempuhan ang pag-bakasyon. September would be the ideal month if you want to enjoy lanzones, durian and atis.

September 15, 2007 8:16 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I will find out, Amadeo, but from what I was told, lanzones here in Manila from the southern Luzon. But I am now very curious to taste those "buahon!" Their short shelf life might discourage producers to transport them to Manila, though, because the locals tend to be discouraged by the blackened skin of fruits.

September 15, 2007 8:22 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Atis and lanzones are two fruits impossible to export to the West, BW. The only option is to come home for a visit :)

September 15, 2007 8:24 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Hindi ako nangiinggit, G. Mirage, nagyayabang lang ... hahaha!

These are some of the fruits that I used to miss tremendously while living in NYC. And I'm sure you guys living abroad miss these also :)

My aunt has an Indian mango tree in her backyard which bears incredibly sweet mangoes.

September 15, 2007 8:27 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Where and when is tha Lanzones Festival, LAR?

I'm sure Sidney will be attending it :)

September 15, 2007 8:29 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Ang swerte mo naman, Rowena! Fresh fruits from Sulu. At ang mumura pa. Wow!

September 15, 2007 8:30 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

But you have something in Hawaii which cannot be grown anywhere else, Liza -- macademia nuts! Ang mahal nyan!

September 15, 2007 8:32 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Aha! Melai, yan ata ang sinasabi ni Kyels na parang lanzones sa Malaysia. Kung mas matamis di mas okay siya, no?

Habang tumatagal ka sa Canada, mas mami-miss mo lalo mga local fruits natin, Melai.

September 15, 2007 8:34 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

No problem, Tim. I'm actually honored :)


September 15, 2007 9:02 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will be on the 3rd week of October at Nagcarlan, Laguna. I will let you know the exact date. A friend of mine from that place invited me and I hope you and Sidney can also attend. Nagcarlan daw talaga ang talagang source ng Lansones.

September 15, 2007 8:48 PM  

Blogger Amadeo said...

Philippine fresh mangoes, specifically those coming from Guimaras island, are now allowed in the US, West Coast for one.

Strict agri requirements account for why so far only Guimaras mangoes have been allowed. But this was sometime ago, several years at least.

Still expensive though, especially comparatively speaking with mangoes from other sources.

September 16, 2007 1:48 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Wow! Please keep us posted, LAR. This sounds interesting, indeed :)

September 16, 2007 2:21 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

That's good news then, Amadeo. Hopefully, the Philippine mangoes will soon be available in the East Coast.

The last time I bought some mangoes from a NY grocer it cost me two dollars each.

September 16, 2007 2:35 PM  

Blogger mitch said...

i think brazilian mangoes are the only kinds available here in nice. it cost around 1 euro 60 each. it's also called apple mango in the philippines color is green with red on top. a variety of indian mango i think

September 17, 2007 5:55 PM  

Blogger reyd said...

tulo laway... hahaha!
Salamat na lang at meron Asian store na malapit dito.

September 18, 2007 11:05 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

Ah, yes ... I've seen those but larger than our Indian mangoes, right Mitch?

September 18, 2007 11:25 AM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I was in Quiapo yesterday, Reyd, and saw this cart full of fresh atis, but unfortunately, I cannot buy any since I was doing many errands. Pag balik ko, wala na yung vendor. Sayang!

September 18, 2007 11:27 AM  

Blogger mitch said...

yup much larger although i prefer the taste of indian mangoes better. when i was in manila i have a "suki" fruit vendor in divisoria. usually they sell indian mangoes, santol and i always have the right weight plus a good price. i normally buy 3 kilos minimum the hard part is carrying them :))

September 18, 2007 3:36 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

I would lalso ove to do some fruit shopping in Divisoria, Mitch, because it is truly the main "baksakan" of fruits from all over the country, as well as from what I understand, coming from foreign countries. The prices in Divisoria are supposedly even more enticing than in Quiapo. However, the only problem is carrying them all back home with me ... hehehe.

September 18, 2007 6:41 PM  

Blogger Magtayo na ! said...

hello :) can i use the rambutan pic for our homework in filipino? it would be posted on our blog. may you allow me to use it. thanks :D

December 08, 2009 11:02 PM  

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