TH brought a few peacock bass home to fry up in our very economical mini apartment (City Suites Panama, $45/night), while I made a giant salad with veggies purchased at the Asian market down the road. We topped the salad with a mystery spice that was delicious, until we discovered the secret ingredient: MSG.
This morning we slept in, then dined on fruit purchased from a roadside stall and the Asian market. An entire watermelon, a bunch of bananas, a bag of limes, and a mango were ours for $1.75!!
I was surprised to find rambutan, a fruit I know from Indonesia, in the Asian market. Apparently they are now grown in Costa Rica as well. To enjoy a rambutan you snap open the spiny outside, pull out the white interior, and suck the sweet meat from the seed.
Question: Do you have a favorite exotic fruit?