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1 SanFranciscoZionist  Sun, Sep 16, 2012 1:22:46pm

I generally just stick to pomegranates.

2 PhillyPretzel  Sun, Sep 16, 2012 1:26:14pm

I usually have something sweet. This year it is chocolate fudge. Happy New Year.

3 jayjaybear  Sun, Sep 16, 2012 3:35:06pm

I have heard durian described as "eating vanilla custard in an outhouse".

4 Bob Dillon  Sun, Sep 16, 2012 3:41:31pm

There is a saying in SE Asia: "When the Durians go down, the sarongs go up". Its a noted aphrodisiac. And, yes - once past the smell - Yumbo!

5 wrenchwench  Sun, Sep 16, 2012 3:48:25pm

re: #3 jayjaybear

Welcome, hatchling.

6 jayjaybear  Sun, Sep 16, 2012 5:02:06pm

re: #5 wrenchwench

Thank you! Yes, I'm only a baby lizard. :)

7 Mostly sane, most of the time.  Sun, Sep 16, 2012 6:33:11pm

Mangosteen.

No, I haven't tried it. The Princess has. She has also purposefully purchased Qumquats.

8 Flavia  Sun, Sep 16, 2012 10:03:30pm

re: #1 SanFranciscoZionist

There's a religious significance to pomegranates; they are said to contain 613 seeds - which is, of course, the full number of mitzvahs outlined in Torah.

Shanah tovah, everyone!

9 Spocomptonite  Mon, Sep 17, 2012 12:13:08am

The lychee martinis I had in Beijing were AMAZING.

10 wheat-dogg  Mon, Sep 17, 2012 2:53:13am

Hey, lychee are not so bad! They should be slightly sweet and juicy. I'm not sure if they're grown in the States, though, so transport may spoil their flavor.

Dragonfruit are slightly sweet, too. Best served in a fruit salad with other fruits.

Passionfruit are also known as grenadilla. They're grown in South America and South Africa and their juice is delicious! One of the things I miss from S. Africa was a juice bar that sold the juice by the liter.

Durian smell awful, no doubt about it. A friend convinced me to try eat some. The fruit really does taste like a kind of custard, but after a while the smell put me off. I stopped after eating two segments of the flesh.

Try longyan (longan) is you can find them. They are small like lychee, but have a thin brown skin. The name means "dragon eye," so if you're put off by fruit that look like eyeballs, better skip this one.

L'shanah tovah!


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