New Kam Man, the food emporium on Canal Street in Chinatown, is selling some big and uncommonly delicious walnuts these days, says jumpingmonk. So how big are they? Think ping-pong balls, or even apricots.
But they're distinguished by more than their size. jumpingmonk, who's a botanist as well as a nut-lover, says many of these specimens appear to have come from trees that are partly of other species. The result is delicious and surprising variations, like a nut combining the sweetness of a pecan with the oiliness of a walnut. Look for them on the street level in a tub in the herb section, just past the cashiers.
New Kam Man [Chinatown]
200 Canal Street (between Mott and Mulberry streets), Manhattan
Discuss: Chinatown Fruit Report-2012