Like to cook? In this forum, both amateur and pro chefs can share recipes, procedures and cooking tips and talk about local restaurant recipes.

Lychee

User avatar
User

Jay M.

{ RANK }

Foodie

Posts

713

Joined

Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:09 pm

Location

Deer Park

Lychee

by Jay M. » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:32 pm

Ever had them? I've never seen them other than canned in syrup. Paul's had these fresh ones the other day, so I thought I'd give them a try. Leathery peel, kind of like an avocado. Translucent, white fruit comes out whole and a seed that looks like a nicoise olive. The flesh is kind of the consistency of a grape with a very mild flavor that reminded me of pear. Interesting fruit but not one I would buy again - just an experiment because I see lychee as a flavor descriptor in some wine notes and was curious.

rsz_img_2391.jpg
rsz_img_2391.jpg (24.79 KiB) Viewed 210 times

rsz_img_2392.jpg
rsz_img_2392.jpg (25.89 KiB) Viewed 210 times

rsz_img_2393.jpg
rsz_img_2393.jpg (36.34 KiB) Viewed 210 times
User avatar
User

Robin Garr

{ RANK }

Forum host

Posts

20828

Joined

Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:38 pm

Location

Crescent Hill

Re: Lychee

by Robin Garr » Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:39 pm

Fascinating! I wish I had seen that at Paul's, Jay, for the same reason: Just to give them a try.

Did they remind you of Gewürztraminer? :)
User avatar
User

Carla G

{ RANK }

Foodie

Posts

2709

Joined

Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:01 am

Re: Lychee

by Carla G » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:45 am

Aren’t they a big thing on Chinese dessert menus?
"She did not so much cook as assassinate food." - Storm Jameson

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

Powered by phpBB ® | phpBB3 Style by KomiDesign