The Cubano Fruit Stand

 

I wanted fresh fruit so, for around a $6 cab ride in a 50’s something American car, I was taken to a local fruit stand.  The driver couldn’t have been more laid back.  For around $10 I took back to me casa particular a pineapple, garlic, a miniature variety of bananas that tasted so sweet I thought I was eating candy.  One papaya, three mamays.  Mamey sapote is unlike anything most people have ever tasted.  Honest.  It is a species of tree native to Cuba and Central America.  What someone once said to me about mamey; the flavor is a combination of sweet potato and pumpkin.  Perhaps they are right.  Best when made into a milkshake.