We're Nate Tate and Mary Kate Tate, a brother and sister cookbook author team obsessed with all things China. We create authentic and accessible Chinese recipes for home cooks. See more...

« Mandarin pancakes 北京烤鸭面饼 (běi jīng kǎo yā miàn bǐng) | Main | Lotus root 藕 (ǒu) »
Tuesday
Jan112011

Lychee 荔枝 (lì zhī)

A fruit native to Southeast Asia that grows in grape-like bunches, they have a distinctive flavor—floral, sweet, and tart. They have rough purple skins and white translucent flesh with a large seed in the center. Peel and remove the seed before eating the flesh. Buy them fresh or canned in syrup at Asian grocery stores.

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Post:
 
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>