When I first arrived in Cambodia, I noticed how Cambodians love eating fruits. They have them for snacks and after-meals dessert. Back in the Philippines, snacks usually is composed of starchy, sugary fares like cakes and pastries, burgers, pizzas, you get the picture. And wash them down with artificially-flavoured fruit juices and/or carbonated drinks. So imagine my surprise when fruits, especially local fruits, were served to me for snacks, along with water and tea.
When I went to the Philippines along with my Cambodian colleagues for a workshop, they were also overwhelmed by the snacks being served. Which led one colleague to comment about why many Filipinos being fat; that we are eating too much sweets. Of course, that was true.