Sunday, April 12, 2009

Mysterious Chinese Fruit, Part 1

One of the most amazing things about living in China is the low cost of fruits and vegetables here. We buy them all the time from the open market area in our neighborhood. Chinese pomellos are the most amazing fruit I've discovered so far. They're different than the pomellos you can buy back in the states--I think they're a little sweeter, and taste a little more like your average grapefruit. Also, they're juicier and not quite so mealy. I love them. You can buy whole pineapples on the street here too, and the people selling them will peel them and core them for you, while you stand there. Sadly, it's no longer pomello season, so I figured I should try all of the fruits I can't eat, or have never eaten, back in the states. I pantomimed to the woman selling this first one, asking her if I eat it like an apple, or if I should cut into it. She conveyed that I should cut into it. I don't know what the names of these are, but they're starting to come into season here. They're little melons. They taste like a cantelope to me. It's kind of cool that they're small enough for one person to have their own little melon. Using the asian Pomello as a perfect 10, on a 1 to 10 scale, I give these little yellow melons about an 8.

1 comment:

Mamacita said...

Those little melons look like a mini honeydew. Yum, those are good with the centers filled with Port and procscutto. Enjoy the fruits!