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