This is my mom's fruit salad which I grew up on. What's great about this salad, aside from it's sweet unusual flavors, is it's mixtures of consistencies. You have crisp fruits that pop when you bite them, like grapes, mandarin oranges and apples, but then you have baby sugar palms which are like natures jelly bellies. Throw in some walnuts for crunch and jack fruit for a nice firm texture...and you get an explosion of textures in your mouth that tastes sinfully sweet.
I was a slacker and did not bring my camera, so I have put up a stock photo of what this fruit salad sort of looks like.
Disclaimer: If you do not have an Asian Market near you..you can't make this salad!
Recipe is for 5-6 people...generally 3-4 people will eat this because everyone always has 2 servings!
1 Tbsp Sweetened Condesnsed Milk
1 Jar / 12 oz Macapunos' Sweet Coconut Strings
2 Bunches of Green Grapes
1 10-12 oz Jar of Mandarin Oranges
1 Can of Lychee Fruit in Syrup
1 Jar / 120-12 oz of Kaong's Sugar Palm Fruit
Cool Whip, 1 tub
1/2 Finely Chopped Walnuts,
3 Red Apples cut small sqaures
4 Bananas, sliced
Keep all fruit in the fridge for a few hours at the minimum before making this salad. It's meant to be served nice and cold. Combine all the fruit and then strain for 4-5 minutes to assure all excess sweet juices are gone. Mix in a large bowl with 1 tub of Lite Cool Whip and 1 Tbsp of condensed milk. Then add the crushed / chopped walnuts and place in fridge for 30 minutes before serving,