A visit in Baguio is never complete without visiting the public market. I usually go there a day or on the day I go back to Manila. I’m not so much into the pasalubong fare of processed food and jellies and biscuits, but I’m more of checking out interesting fruits in season. And today, I wasn’t disappointed.
I was expecting the dragon fruits from Burgos, Ilocos Norte but what greeted me were the ones imported from Thailand. Too expensive. So I went around . There were oranges, both the Kalinga green ones and the orange Sagada. I got three of the latter. Then I saw some persimmons that were locally grown. Very delicate as these were already ripe, I got three. While paying, I saw this strange little fruit that they labelled as Spanish tomato. Said to be sweet and sour, I got two.
I passed by some stalls selling strawberries guyabanos. Then just beside the bananas are Korean pears, big, green and just at P25 each. Got curious that I again got two. Within fifteen more minutes, I got a bunch of sweet passion fruit, a kilo of Cambodian atis (sugar apple), and to top these, I got tempted with the pomegranates that I just have to have some.
I’m all set to going back to Manila.