A pair of pears

One of the best things about expat life is getting to try new foods. Today I picked up a couple of pears.


They seem to have a few names, Ulsan pears, Korean pears, Asian pears and even apple pears. And they are huge:



They also bruise easily so come is special packaging, which Gregor decided works better as a hat.


Here they are cut open, you can see why they are called apple pears.


We shared half a pear between the three of us and there was plenty.


They still taste of pear but they are very juicy so it is a subtle taste. The flesh is crisp rather than floury and soft. I am not a huge pear fan, give me an apple any day, but I really liked these. Still one third of one half was enough. We will have to think of a way of eating the rest!

Katrine and Gregor enjoyed them as well. Here is their verdict.




4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. zara
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 20:54:36

    We get them in NZ too, but they are called Nashi’s there. I miss them!


    • Esther Haydock
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 21:40:01

      They are really popular here, and they are often part of food presents (which seem popular now as thanksgiving is coming up) In costco they were sold in a huge pack. It will take us long enough to eat 2 of them. I had never seen them before, the do bruise easily so maybe they don’t travel well.


  2. Sandra Howells
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 22:04:05

    Glad to see you all enjoying the fruit out there. Can you make pear flan / turnover. Makes our pears look a little , well little.


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