Fantabulous Day # 143 – Mystry Fruit You Say? Lychee


I continually meet new food over here.  Sometimes the dining facility gives us good surprises other than food poising.  🙂  Really you never know what you are going to get.  So here it is, today’s mystery fruit….Ta Daaaaa….

Lychee Fruit

No it is not a tiny bra for a squirrel or some goat nuts.  🙂  I had to throw that in, because that is what it looks like to me in the picture.  Sorry.  LOL!

Although we did not know what we were eating, we all tried it.  At the same time we all kept asking what is that?  So we cracked it open and gave it a taste. You know I had to go on the hunt to find out exactly what this thing was. If my research is correct it is Lychee fruit which is native to China.  So I am assuming that is where it was imported from.  It is nice to think I had something from China.  You know I have been trying to get to China for a vacation for a minute now.  Supposedly it is grown in tropical places like….guess where….Florida.  I ain’t never seen these.

Acorn? NO

I am sure this came from a tree.

Honorable mention – you know I had on Red.  :)

The outside of the Lychee has a leathery covering but it is not real hard.   I could still squeeze it.  At first I thought it was a small pine cone or acorn.

Take a look Inside

It is actually extremely easy to open and I didn’t mess my nails up.  🙂  Once you pinch it open the outer covering comes right off.  As soon as I opened it I could smell it.  It almost smells like a floral perfume.

Uncovered

The flesh is white and almost translucent.  It is very beautiful and delicate looking.

See the Pretty Seed?

The texture of the Lychee is somewhat like a grape and the flavor is about the same.  It does have a bit of an after taste, but not a bite.

It was nice to try something new.  It was OK, but not great.

Has anyone had Lychee before?  What is your opinion.

Your Lychee Liking Lizzy 🙂

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4 Responses to Fantabulous Day # 143 – Mystry Fruit You Say? Lychee

  1. Shantaya says:

    I’ve had so much fun looking through your blog that I nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. Check out Girl and Her Pink Backpack for the rules and pass it on.

  2. If I had only seen that 1st pic and no explanation I would have been sure it was an acorn. I have heard of them (I watch those food shows on the travel channel alot) but I’ve never actually seen one. I applaud you because I’m always scared to try new stuff.

    • LizForADay says:

      Surprisingly there were about eight others with me and they all tried it to. How often does that happen. I love trying new things and my children do t o. I never judge those that don’t share that sentiment. I also love the travel channel. We are a kindred spirit. 🙂

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