Thanks to some helpful hints on how to tackle vú sữa from gas•tron•o•my reader Duy, I gave the fruit another go this week. I bought two vú sữa for 5,000 VND from a lady in District 3, and chilled them in the fridge overnight. Right before I was ready to eat the vú sữa, I followed Duy’s advice and molested the shit out of them. I hope that didn’t come out too vulgar. What I meant to say was, I massaged them really well. Maybe even too well, because both times I cracked the skin and made a small hole. Oops.
The hole actually turned out to be a good thing. I just made it a little bigger, and tilted the fruit into my mouth to drink the milky goodness. By the way, I would’ve asked The Astronomer to take a picture, but the scene was a little too porn-y. Unlike my first mediocre experience with vú sữa, the fruit tasted awesomely refreshing and sweet this time around. The flavor reminded me of a thicker version of the juice from a fresh young coconut. After I drank all of the juice, I ate the flesh with a spoon. Mmm, boy!
And on a sort of related note, Noodlepie rules. If you haven’t checked out his Saigon archives yet, you’re a rotten egg.