I got myself a bunch of mangosteen from Japan the other day and they were the prettiest mangosteen I have seen in a while. They were unique in that they had a relatively pointy bottom and lovely green leaves (I think they are leaves).
The flesh inside was sweeter than the local variety, where the local ones would be more sour than sweet. Of course these were more expensive. At $6 a kilogram, you could find them at Ah Seng’s Durian if you want to get your hands on any of them. The uncle said to try them and I have always had a liking for fruits and especially when they look so beautiful.
Uncle said to place them in the freezer for a quick 10-15 minutes and then to just eat it. The taste and texture will be like a frozen fruit yoghurt.
I tried it.. And plain forgotten about it. Ha! I left it overnight and when I had them the next day they were rock solid like marbles. Sigh. Oh well. My learning you gain. Don’t freeze it overnight. Once the fruit defrost and softened enough for eating, it would have turned too moist inside. At least it was too mushy for me.
If you want to try it, make it the right way. Have fun!