Avocados for Southeast Asians are used to be eaten as dessert or something sweet that’s why the first time I saw avocadoes used in sandwiches and salads my first reaction would be something similar to those who are used to having avocadoes in savoury dishes reading this article. Avocado is a common fruit in the Philippines and you will always find a tree near to where you live even if you live in the city, like where I used to reside there was a huge avocado tree that is just 3 houses away from us and it was free for all we just ask our neighbour politely so we can climb and get it. So after harvesting my avocadoes I immediately go home and start mashing it up with powdered milk, sugar and crushed ice, it is a great summer dessert.
It’s not just the Filipinos who prepares avocadoes in this manner that’s why I mentioned above it is the Southeast Asians, like in Vietnam they have this avocado shake called sinh to bo (butter fruit shake), Philippines have the same shake we even have ice cream avocadoes, Indonesians have Es Alpukat which is same to the Vietnamese shake but with the addition of chocolate syrup. It is not also limited to south East Asia even Brazil have their own version which is called Vitamina de abacate.