Thursday, June 3, 2010

My new favourite .....

Hello friends - thanks for all the birthday wishes!! I had an especially nice day!

One of the reasons I enjoy travelling so much, is the excitement of trying new foods! And I was not disappointed on this recent visit to China. I discovered a brand new fruit I have never tried before - YANG MEI.



I spotted the lady selling this interesting fruit, and decided I must try this immediately :-) So my friend and host Mary bought me a bag to sample!



Mmmmmmmm - they taste as delicious as they look!!! Sort of like a cross between a raspberry and strawberry!!!



I have not seen this anywhere else in Asia that I have been, so was very curious ....
This is how it looks after a bite :-)



Have any of you tried this before?? I hope you get the opportunity one day!!! I even brought back home with me a bag of dried yang mei which I'm saving for a rainy day .... or a day very soon i think!!!!

Wishing you all a very lovely week!!

14 comments:

Ines said...

Hi, Karen-

it looks really delicious! I´d like to try this fruit !

I can´t eat many things, cause I have lots of allergies, so berries are one of my favourites, cause I can eat them...

Enjoy your memories :-)

Hugs from Ines!

Deborah said...

I have never seen that before but I did think you were very brave for trying it!!
Have a great day and I'm so glad you had a nice birthday!
xxoo
Deborah

Marina Mott said...

It looks delicious!! Great pics!! xx

Becky said...

Hi Karen! They look soooooo good.Im a fruit nut anyway,lol.But yes I bet they would be good in something as well or on pancakes too.

Happy Thursday to you!

Dragonflyshop said...

gnammmmmmmmm ! the looks really delicious! lucky you my friend , I never seen something before ! we are going into the weekend , have a nice time !

Yokohama said...

It looks delicious! :D I didn't know this fruit!

TK said...

Hi Karen! So..that is Yang Mei?I've never seen or tried this fruit before in my whole life!I think the seed looks like plum's seed. I am sure it's nice and juicy!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

They look wonderful! I am curious to try. I wish there were some here in California!

Lorenza said...

They look delicious!
I am sure they are!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

*BlingBlingKitty* said...

Hi Karen,Thanks for the sweet birthday wishes=)
'Happy belated birthday to you!'

{little.happy.things} said...

I'd never heard of this before...just from the first picture, I though it's lychee, but it wasn't...If it tasted like berries, I think I will like it too!

Kissed by an Angel said...

I've never heard of this fruit, but if it tastes as good as you say, I would love to try it!!!
xxxx

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Wow, I'm glad they were a treat for the mouth because they're certainly a treat for the eyes. Those are too cool, I really want to try one now- sounds like some type of Willy Wonka fruit!

Beach Vintage said...

I have never heard or seen this before. It kind of looks like a cross between a strawberry and a grape.