"Fruit Salad Filipino Style, Very Sweet!" Manila Local Custom Tip by machomikemd
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Fruit salad is a dish consisting of various kinds of fruit, served either in their own juices or a syrup. In different forms fruit salad can be served as an appetizer, a side-salad, or a dessert. When served as an appetizer or as a dessert, a fruit salad is also known as a fruit cocktail.
However, there are a number of home recipes for fruit salad that contain different kinds of fruit, or that use a different kind of sauce other than the fruit's own juice or syrup. One variation is a Waldorf-style fruit salad, which uses a mayonnaise-based sauce. Other recipes use sour cream (such as in ambrosia), yogurt or even mustard as the primary sauce ingredient. An ever-popular variation also uses whipped cream mixed in with many varieties of fruits (usually a mixture of berries), and also often include miniature marshmallows. Rojak, a Malaysian fruit salad, uses a spicy sauce with peanuts and shrimp paste.
Here in the Philippines, The Variation is that Mostly Topical Fruits are made the main ingtredients (such as nata de coco, sugar palm, macapuno, yam, tapioca, pineapples, jackfruit, durian, papaya, pears, apples, etc.) and instead of syrup, cream is mixed with condensed milk hence the ultra sweetness of the dessert! (why many filipinos are diabetic!).
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