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The Vietnamese are perplexed: we never eat such fruits, why are they so popular among Chinese?

As they say, Chinese tradition says: "Food is most important thing for people." The Chinese have always loved food since ancient times. Any food can be turned into delicious food in hands of Chinese. For example, pig's large intestine and pig's brain are obviously difficult to deal with, but Chinese gourmets can fully exercise their wisdom and turn them into delicious dishes.

There are also elaborate cooking methods such as edamame and miso created with wisdom of ancients. There is a saying in bazaar: You just can’t imagine, there is nothing that Chinese gourmets could not do. With development of reform and opening up, Chinese gourmets have also expanded range of food around world.

Chinese gourmets are legendary all over world. As long as there is flooding in any area, there are bound to be netizens commenting below, sending it to China and feeding it to extinction within three months. Although it has fun elements, it still reflects enthusiasm of Chinese gourmets.

In recent years, with development of tourism and transportation, delicacies from all over the world are also served on Chinese tables, such as Japanese sashimi, Thai fruits, Korean cuisine, Russian red sausage, etc. The countless local food of these other countries is very popular with locals.

It is not surprising that it is served on Chinese table. However, Chinese visitors flock to some foods that locals don't like or understand, which makes locals feel very perplexed and confused. Do Chinese eat everything?

If Chinese gourmets are allowed to travel abroad, one of things they should do is sample local delicacies. It can not only spread local customs and culture, but also promote local economy, so every country welcomes Chinese tourists very much.

In order to attract Chinese tourists, some countries have specifically set up preferential policies that provide convenience for Chinese gourmets in terms of entry and exit, visa-free travel, etc. Therefore, in recent years, with increase in number of tourists, only Vietnam has received many Chinese tourists.

Tourists not only enjoy local customs and culture, but also taste the local food. Some big gluttons not only want to taste local delicacies, but also like to find other foods that they have not eaten before and enjoy it. Over time, it's only natural to discover little-known local delicacies and bring them back to China to share with your companions.

There is a fruit called Water Coconut, which is mainly produced in Vietnam. With development of tourism economy, this fruit, which Vietnamese do not like, has gradually been discovered by Chinese gourmets. Everyone has heard about coconuts, they mainly grow in Hainan, where they hang high on coconut palms, have a hard shell, clear juice and sweet taste, they are loved by Chinese. So what is water coconut?

What is difference between water coconut and coconut? It turns out that ordinary coconut palms mainly grow on land, while water coconuts grow in water spread by sea, and even in silt. It doesn't look like a coconut at all: coconuts have round shells, and water coconuts look like durians.

It has a harder shell than durian. When you remove shell, there are shiny fruits inside that look very beautiful. And because it grows in water, water content is extremely high and it tastes very sweet, which Chinese visitors love.

Butwater coconuts are grown only in a small area of ​​Hainan in China, and production is extremely low. Fruit farmers have high planting costs and low profits, so local production in China is very low. However, high demand of Chinese eateries cannot be sustained and some even travel to Vietnam to buy them, opening up business opportunities for Vietnamese manufacturers.

Even though they don't understand, Vietnamese don't even eat such rotten street food, why do Chinese like it so much? Puzzled, although puzzled, but who will have money problems?

Chinese people love to eat, so naturally they are willing to spend money on it by importing their water coconuts, this is a business opportunity only fools can take advantage of, farmers are struggling to plant and export large quantities to China It not only satisfies dining table needs of Chinese people, but also increases their income.

In fact, this phenomenon is not limited to Vietnam. It exists in many countries of world. At same time, our local food is also treated very strangely. Chinese cuisine is vast and deep, and cooking methods are always varied. - change is accepted.

However, many foreign nationals living in China, after tasting our food, linger, take Chinese food and form a habit, even if they return to their country, they cannot leave it, and even bring their families to come together eat Chinese food.

With rapid development of economy, tourism industry will obviously become more prosperous, and Chinese gourmets will become more active around world. They will not only spread Chinese food and Chinese national culture to outside world, but also discover food from all over world and pass it back to China. Absorb its essence and discard its dregs. By enriching Chinese people's own table, it can also inherit and update Chinese food culture and promote Chinese food culture. As they say in market: Where there is delicious food, there are Chinese gourmets.