Buddha’s Hand


When this fruit caught my attention, I imagined how it tastes like. So I resolved to eat some before leaving Hanoi. But when I asked a local what kind of fruit is this, she answered phat tu or Buddha’s hands, and it’s not for eating but as an altar offering. Now I wonder why something deemed to be not edible is being offered along with edibles and beers.


Phat tu, beers, and others as an offering at the Temple of Literature


More beers for Confucius


Yellow phat tu



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