Saturday, February 11, 2006

i love lychees

lychees - i can't get enough of them! and the good news for me is that this tropical fruit is easily available in london all year round, i think. the peak season is not till june/july but they seem to be in the market already. i don't think i ever saw lychees in any of the grocery stores in new york, not even wholefoods. i had to get canned lychees from kalustyans to satisfy my cravings.

i like being pure when it comes to lychees. sometimes i'll indulge in a lychee martini at a restaurant like nobu or lychee with vanilla icecream after a indian chinese meal but most of the time i totally love peeling the rough skin and eating the sweet flesh with my hands. so delcious!


Blogger gs said...

i love leechys too.its sweet fragrance and flavour makes it visit to a chinese restaurant is incomplete without having a lychee icecream.though i have not tasted a lychee martini,i am sure it must be heavenly.'funkin' in the usa make and market lychee purees.i wonder whether they are available in uk.also being a seasonal fruit,it is not easy to get.i have an alternative in the form of bottled lychee which i normally buy and keep in stock.lulu,visit will love it.

2:02 pm  
Blogger rums said...

me too, i'm looking forward to having lots now that summer's here!

9:47 am  
Blogger Sabiha said...

They pronounce it liechees, here in Swansea!

10:21 am  
Blogger Lulu said...

sabiha, you are so right. they are called liechees here in london but i can't get around to saying them that way. h complains that i have a very weird combo or indian, american and british english!

2:26 pm  
Anonymous Zubin said...

Where abouts in London do you find them? I struggle to find them anywhere and i have a real craving!

11:23 am  

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