When you enter another culture, there are bound to be differences in customs, ways of doing things, clothing, and, of course, food.
Mamey – A large orange fruit resembling a small oval cantalope with orange fruit that tastes a little like sweet potato.
Sapote – White – a strange slimy, somewhat acidic fruit (which I do not care for) and black – which I dubbed the chocolate pudding fruit because, when ripe, the flesh is deep brown, almost black, with the consistency of pudding and a somewhat chocolatey taste.
Nopales – Cactus, served a variety of ways cooked and raw.
Jicama – A starchy tuber, like a potato but sweeter and juicier. Imagine a potato crossed with an apple. Eaten raw, often with chili.
Plantains – Like a banana only starchier. You may be accustomed to them, as I am, fried.
Imagine my surprise when I took a bite of my lentil soup and what appeared to be potato turned out to be a plantain.
Variety is the spice of life right?!!!