Singkamas or jicama's taste bewilders the first timer. First, because it doesn't have any flavor at all. It is a succulent root crop which usually becomes available during summer and its white, firm but super juicy flesh is perfect for hot, hot days! I prefer it as a snack - with salt. It's also good filling for fresh lumpia.
Known as Mexican turnip and yam bean, it is known locally as singkamas.