I do not know where this dessert originated but my grandmother made it for me when I was young. I have never heard of it anywhere else and most people cringe when I tell them the ingredients, but somehow they complement each other perfectly; sweet, sour, cheesy, yummy. My wife is from Thailand and she loves it also. It is also very cheap and easy to make.
1 can of pear halves
grated chedder cheese (I usually buy the pregrated cheeses and you can use other cheese varieties such as colby, co-jack, etc.)
When I make it for me and the wife, I only use the pears in mine but my wife likes some of the pear juice. All you have to do is put your pear halves in a bowl so that halved side is up. put a dap of mayo int the little depression created when the seeds are cut out. then just sprinkle cheese over the mayo. Believe me this is good, and very inexpensive, thus, saving money. If anyone has ever heard of this recipe before please let me know, I am interested to knowif my grandmother came up with it or got it from someone else.