Friday, November 2, 2012

Sweet and Orange- Persimmon


Persimmon is an orange fruit locally grown in Korea. The fruit bursts with sweet flavor but looks like an orange tomato. The fruit laden trees are all found all along the sides of the streets in Seoul and Gyeongju too! The fruit is eaten after removing the thin outer covering of the fruit. It has two big seeds inside.

Persimmon trees on the road

November 1st was persimmon day in Seoul and was celebrated with much pomp and show at the Yongsan Subway Station Plaza. Stalls of persimmon fruit salad, fresh fruits and dry persimmon were available for free! (Long lines, though) There was also a dance show by the local talent to all the latest music videos including the Gangnam Style!

Persimmon Festival dance
It was 6 deg C at this time. Pretty cold!
Persimmon Festival dance in Seoul
Gangnam style at Yongsan Station for the Persimmon Festival on 1st November, 2012 at Seoul
There were also some fun games for everyone around! Unfortunately all in Korean. But everyone seemed to be having fun, though!

hula hoop actions of seniors in Seoul for the persimmon festival
Lots of fun at the Persimmon Festival at Seoul at Yongsan station.

Kids at the persimmon festival at Seoul
Kids having a photo session at the Persimmon Festival

Persimmon at the Persimmon festival in Seoul
Persimmons Galore! Dont they look like mini pumpkins?

14 comments:

  1. Fun times!! What is the taste of Persimmons?

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    1. They have a sweet pappaya-ish taste.

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  2. A wonderful post! I too want to taste it:)

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  3. so cute! so much fun! jamie isseyo!

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    1. Yes, there seems to be a festival for everything almost everyday in Seoul :) Guess the season inspires festivities!

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  4. same question as magiceye...hows the taste?

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    1. It is yummy,pappayish and sweet Ashok.

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  5. This sounds fun! Nice photos from the festival and the girls are brave to go pretty at cold in shorts ;)

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    1. Even i was wondering the same thing, Jeevan. It was pretty cold that day.

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  6. Wow....festive time! Have never tasted this..! Wonderful pics!

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    1. I have seen and tasted persimmons in Singapore. People eat it when the fruit becomes quite mushy and ripe or when it is crunchy.

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  7. Al of them speaks of fun, enjoyment and liveliness!! :)

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  8. So much fun and enjoyment happening.... loved the pictures!

    The Gangnam style really seems to be catching up ;)

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