October 29, 2007

Weekend Snapshot #8: Lanzones

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Lanzones

My first entry for Weekend Snapshot is a photo of lanzones taken Sunday at my aunt's fruit farm in Laguna where we spent the long weekend.

The lanzones is a fruit native to Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia (where it is known as 'doku'). The flesh underneath the thin skin is soft and translucent and surrounds a very bitter seed which you would want to avoid biting into. But the fruit, when ripe is luscious and sweet! Absolutely one of my favorite fruits in the world. The most sought-after variety of lanzones is that from Camiguin where harvest season is celebrated during the Lanzones Festival held annually in October.

See the other entries for this week's Weekend Snapshot here. And if you'd like to learn more about WS and hopefully join the fun, click here. :)

Everybody loves weekend, it is the time for leisure, recreation and other religious activities. And when everyone is having a grand time, you want to capture it and share it with others. That’s why Weekend Snapshot is here for you.


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32 comments:

Carver said...

Nice photograph and interesting post as I'm not familiar with lanzones. Nice to learn about something I don't know about.

Chubbypanda said...

I love them too. Even letter than leechees.

SabineM said...

VERy nice photo! NEver heard of Lanzones! Is Laguna in Asia? we have a Laguna In California!

Deb said...

Oooh, I've never heard of that fruit, but it is a gorgeous pic as well as description!

Sandy Carlson said...

And I thought they were cocoa-dusted chocolates! Silly me. Beautiful photo.

christine said...

Thank you, Carver. :)

Chubbypanda, I love lychees but love lanzones more too!

Thank you, Sabine. :) The Laguna I am referring to here is a province in the Philippines, just about an hour south of Manila.

Hi Deb, thank you! :)

Sandy, ooohh cocoa-dusted chocolates! Those sound just as wonderful! :)

oggi said...

Beautiful lansones photo!
Sweet lanzones, one of the fruits from the Philippines that I truly miss.

**"Liza"** said...

WAAA!!!that is my favorite fruit ever!!!"drool!!i want some badly!kainis naman yang photo mo, tulo laway tuloy ako dito..hehehehe!Have gtreat week dyan!

Rebecca aka Skippyheart said...

ditto w/Liza...I love them...na miss ko na din tuloy Lanzones...yummmm!

Thank you for your visit and kind comment on my site. Have a wonderful week ahead! :)

Kero said...

yummy lanzones! it is not available here in the gulf so i do really miss sucking on them. yesterday at a supermarket, i thought i saw some on display as they were round and yellow-brown. i rushed exclaiming lanzones! my husband tugged my arm saying those are dates, honey. waaaah!

christine said...

Thanks Oggi, wish I could send you some! If only they didn't rot so quickly.

Hehe sorry Liza. Have a great week too! :)

Hi Rebecca, thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful week too!:)

Hi Kero! Haha, how disappointing that must have been! Expecting lanzones and finding dates instead. Sayang! :)

veron said...

I have not eaten them in like forever! One of my favorites.

Dhanggit said...

oh my gosh!!! i really miss to be back in philippines...your lanzones photo made me drool...:-)!!! i think its such a good idea to do this weekend snapshot..

christine said...

Hi Veron! Like you, I missed them while I was living abroad. I missed so many of my favorite tropical fruits (I'm such a fruit fiend), but I consoled myself with all the wonderful berries that were abundant in the markets there! :)

Dhanggit, the WS is a great way for me to practice photography and meet other people who love to take pictures as much as I do. :) You should join us!

Joyismygoal said...

nice viewpoint like the cross the top shot

ws said...

that is surely delicious.

thanks for joining and welcome to ws!

shalimar said...

something exciting to do every sun for mon post
been too busy here in fr lauderdale boat show suppose to be going down miami for 4 days bad weather.....

lanzones are one of my favourite but you captured it too well...

katrina said...

That's a beautiful photo! Lanzones isn't one of my favorites (though I do like it), but that shot makes me want to grab one of the screen! :-)

docchef said...

love lanzones.. just dont like it when they color your fingers brown after eating them..:)

Susan said...

Thanks for teaching me something new. Lovely photo.

Rasa Malaysia said...

We call these langsat in Malaysia.

Wade said...

I must say that I am truly impressed by your travelogue. No, I am not jesting so that I can litter my URL in your comments, but I really mean it. This is awesome. I have not read another travel blog like it. Now, personally, I just approach eating as a way to fill myself up and get nutrition and I usually just fill myself up with the cheapest garbage that I can find while on the Road, but I truly appreciate your approach towards eating. I think you just influenced me make a nice meal for myself tonight. Thanks. Haha. To show my appreciation I just linked you from my site.

Great work.

Walk Slow,

Wade from
Song of the Open Road Travel Blog

canDIshhh said...

Nice shot!! I was supposed to bring home some Bangkok Lansones - but was warned by my friend that the customs here in Manila won't let them see the light. Sayang!

christine said...

Joy, thank you for the nice comment. :)

Ws, I'm happy I found your site. I know I'll enjoy ws. Thank you! :)

Hi Sha! I hope you're taking care of yourself in the bad weather. Stay safe!

Thanks Katrina! :)

Doc, haha yes they do that and make your fingers super sticky. So it's always nice to have it while by the pool or at the beach where you can wash it all off when you go for a dip. :)

Dhanggit said...

hello christine, i would love to join your WS but i dont think i would be as good as you :-) anyways practice makes perfect....tell me how i can join...and when i have time i'll join you guys..:-)

christine said...

Thanks, Susan! :)

Bee, thanks for the lesson too. Never knew that's what they were called over at Malaysia. :)

Wade, that was a really sweet comment, thank you! I'm very flattered. I'm glad you posted or I may not have known of your site. And yes, you definitely deserve a nice meal, bon appetit! :)

Hey Didi, you're back! Can't wait to hear about your trip. :) I just arrived from Beijing today myself.

Dhanggit, please join! There are no rules as to how your photos have to be, just that you post one every Monday and have fun. Check out the site I linked to in my post. :)

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pinay in barnsley said...

Hey Christine,

I've not dropped by for awhile, been a bit hectic...for updates on the bar/restaurant just visit my blog.

You seem to have been a bit busy yourself!

Lanzones comes second on my fave fave fruits ever after Philippine mango. (note: it has to be Philippine, thank you)

This weekend snapshot sounds fun. Can I join? (Oh, once I get my head around the how to list...)

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christine said...

Mabuhay phpwebdesign! Will check out your link, thanks.

Hi Donna! I've been meaning to check out your site for updates on the restaurant because I knew you went to Boracay recently. I'm really excited for this venture of yours. And of course you can join the ws, anyone can! All you need to do is registed at the website, and post a photo every monday. After you post, just leave a comment with the link of your entry. :)

Toni said...

It's a gorgeous, gorgeous shot!

christine said...

Thank you, Toni!! :)