It certainly looks like this is one of those years where there will be a bumper crop of lomboy or duhat in Cebu! Last year lomboy were quite scarce, but the year before that, we offered duhat shakes for the first time, and sold out every time we had them on offer!
A duhat shake has a fantastic deep purple color, a delicious and unusual flavor, it’s packed with all kinds of good vitamins and minerals, and it is surprisingly unlike the sometimes odd astringent reaction one’s tongue has to the tannins in the fresh fruit.
Not only is it a stunning, delicious and thirst quenching beverage, it also means you are supporting backyard growers with some unexpected income. We have scouts scouring the outskirts of the city for fresh supplies of lomboy daily for the short 3-4 week fruit-bearing season. Dozens of hands are on deck to hand pit the fruit and we portion and freeze the fruit to make into shakes/smoothies. We have them as a special summer drink offering at Zubuchon for as long as supplies last!
The weather is starting to heat up, and duhat shakes temporarily join our line up of all fruit, all natural, guadalupe mango, kamias or iba, pineapple mint, and red grape shakes. In a few more months, when santol is back in season, we will also have santol juice as well!