China Fuji Apple

Apple is as old as Adam and Eve.  Or at least that’s what most artists have drawn.  Many of us would have heard of the forbidden fruit Eve plucked from the Garden of Eden and ate it against God’s instruction.  Apple is also as old as fairy tales where Snow White ate the poisoned apple and went to sleep forever, until Prince Charming arrived.

Over here, China Fuji Apple is highly affordable compared to the Japanese varieties which are very, very expensive.  I have yet to taste a Japanese Fuji Apple so I really do wonder if the price (sometimes as much as RM20 per apple!) justifies the taste.  China Fuji Apple costs only about RM7 for a packet with six large, crispy, sweet, fragrant, juicy apples.  Yum….

There are so many varieties of red apples available in our country.  New Zealand, USA, South Africa etc etc. I usually stick to China Fuji Apple for its crispiness.  There is nothing worse than being stuck with half a dozen of spongy, tasteless but beautiful looking red apples.  I hope to be able to visit an apple farm and pluck my own apples one day.  I wonder if it is as fun as it appears on travel brochures?

Post Author: Lilian

Food, travel, recipes. Chinese Malaysian, blogger, photographer and writer.

6 thoughts on “China Fuji Apple

    GTNCCTNG

    (August 16, 2006 - 3:24 am)

    I’m an apple lover. I stopped buying China Fuji Apples a long time ago due to quality control concerns. Quite frequently, they have a ‘chemical-like’ taste. The texture is too light, almost fluffy.

    For Fuji Apples, I would go for the South Africa Fuji anytime. Japan Fuji is indeed more expensive but not much better than South Africa. I suppose it has to do with cost of production in Japan.

    For locally available imported sweet apples, my best vote goes to New Zealand Rose (elsewhere aka Pac Rose). New Zealand Beauty and New Zealand Queen are almost just as good. They’re seasonal. Again, watch out for the fake ones that are similarly labelled.

    cooking4STP

    (August 16, 2006 - 8:53 am)

    I’m not a great fan of apples, but apart from China fuji, I find NZ Pacific Rose and South African Fuji very sweet and crisp too. The worst are those waxy-looking ones from USA.

    pik

    (August 16, 2006 - 9:21 am)

    i’ve never heard of china fuji but i can tell ya japanese fuji is the real deal. i wouldn’t eat anything from china nowadays … too much pollution is everything. but all of that aside i’ve been to a few farms around upstate ny. you spend almost the entire day there running up and down the mountain / hill picking the cripiest, biggest, reddest/greenest/orangest/yellowest whatever kind of apple you can practically think of.. but its good family times. picnicing and enjoying the view. its not bad in terms of price bc you can eat all you want there and won’t charge ya a single cent but they’ll charge you by bag or pounds when you’re leaving the farm..

    f1re80

    (August 16, 2006 - 4:10 pm)

    Lilian got good an easy apple pie recipe or not? eat with vanilla ice cream. Yum!, Yum!. Where can we get fresh vanilla bean in Malaysia??

    8chai

    (August 17, 2006 - 4:03 pm)

    i love south african fuji, crispy, sweet and cheaper than japanese fuji

    Spunky

    (October 12, 2006 - 10:18 am)

    New Zealand’s Pacific rose is my FAV!! Got tonnes of them over here,in NZ of course!
    Lilian,yes,apple picking is fun and you can just pick the best apples from the tree itself and most of the local’s owners are very friendly and will be happy to take you on a tour around his farm too!

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