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I have done so.
In return, I could use a little OT help from you, since you frequent Manhattan's CTown as much as I do and are better versed at Chinese names. Do you happen to know the identity of the little round pickled fruits that are sold in tubs by the Candided crabapple seller who walks the block between E Broadway and Division are called. Small round pale yellowy white with with spots which actually are also in the flesh. hard texture.Flavor hard to tell under the salt and vinegar. Pit three sided and (I discovered this when I left a few on my raditator), explosive when dry (the other pits I am getting seed out of are now covered with a plastic container as a "blast sheild, the one the popped in the open did it with such for it almost broke the lightbulb in my bedside lamp) . If you happend to know the Chinese name for these, maybe I can googe and get the scientific one.