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Chinatown Fruit Report- 2013


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Chinatown Fruit Report- 2013

jumpingmonk | | Jun 9, 2013 08:03 PM

Hi All,
Sorry It's taken me so long to get around to this annual thread. This year I ended up spending a LOT more weeks on Flushing than I normally do, and my time in Flushing was largely fruit free (though not "fuitless" g>). But I'm finally done and back on Mahnattan so here we go.
It's only the first week of my hunt, So I currenty only have one "hit" to impart. Several of the fruit sellers on East Broadway currently have wong pei/ wampee fruit. In and of itself that is nothing unusual. However one of the stands (the one west of Market street, I think) has bunches containing a new sort of wampee I have not seen previosly. It's a lot larger than the normal ones (about the size of a lychee or longan) Moreover it is also a LOT sweeter than the normal ones. In fact, for the first time I being to understand why people would eat this fruit (I have usually found wong pei a bit underwhelming, at best something to be eaten with little ardor, at worst sometihng I need to drink water to de-acidify my throat from.)

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