Purple and roughly the size of a tennis ball, passionfruit is a much-loved ingredient in Vietnamese kitchens. The seeds are edible and the flavour is refreshing with a sharp finish. You can easily find passionfruit at streetside cafes in every season. Try it as a juice (nước chanh leo) or with yogurt, shaved ice and a hint of sugar (sữa chua chanh leo.)
How to eat it
The thick rind can be gently pulled apart in your hands. Inside the passionfruit you’ll find soft yellow and orange seeds, which can be scooped out with a spoon and used to make tart and refreshing drinks.