July 29, 2013
Fire & Ice Ginger. Lychee. Smoothie.
Lychees are fragrant, weird-looking, ancient (think ginko), delicious little tropical fruits. Their knobby mauve skins, covered with slightly pointy bumps, belie the treasure within. The underside of the skin is a shock of hot pink. Once peeled, the single shiny brown seed barely shows through the juicy, translucent fruit.
They have a flavor all their own. Somewhat bitter, lightly sweet, very floral. Their texture is like that of a firm grape.