Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I was staying at our friends' place (what a surprise) and for breakfast, with pancakes, they offered this Monstera fruit.
The plant is native to Central America (Monstera deliciosa) but grows wild around Brisbane. Lots of people have them in their houses all over the place and call them Cheese Plants - I think I grew up with one in our front room in London. When they fruit, you get this thing that looks a bit like a green corn-on-the-cob. When the segments start to seperate, you can scoop out the flesh and eat it. It looks a bit strange but it's surprisingly good. It's like banana but with the sweetness of a pineapple mixed in.
If you can't afford the price-hike in bananas this season, maybe you should give one of these monsters a try.