Saturday, August 27, 2011

Saturday snapshot

Saturday snapshot is hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books

A walk through China town fruit market was a request by my visitors.  I can honestly say that China town in Toronto and China Town in Montreal differs only by the fruit stands we find inToronto, the smells are equally offensive.  A whole lot has China Town of Toronto, there are no chickens hanging on hooks, (at least that I spotted)  and in Montreal all the foods are sold indoors.  Hmmmmmm. But these are some strange looking fruits, don't read Chinese so have no idea what they are, but they are unique.

23 comments:

fredamans said...

I know the first fruit is called a lychee.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, those prickly ones look intriguing....love fruit of almost any kind.

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bermudaonion said...

The top fruit looks like a sea creature!

Pooch said...

I like the colors--such variey! Wonder if the top ones are fuzzy or prickly? Interesting and attractive pix!
:)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

What do you do with the fuzzy ones? Peel them?

Amazing pics!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I don't think I'd like to try those hairy looking fruits - I have goose bumps looking at them LOL

TheBookGirl said...

The fruits look pretty, but I'm not sure they look appetizing :)

Lisa said...

Mmmm...lychees. But they always look dangerous whole.

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Cipriano said...

These photos remind me of walking through the new mega-huge T & T Supermarket here in Ottawa.
Crazy crazy diverse kinds of foods on display.
Both inanimately vegetative and......... still crawly-around-y.
Cheers!

Nise' said...

Never heard of lychees. They look like fuzzy raspberries. How do they taste?

Vicki said...

The top does look like a lychee, but I've never seen one with hair. That looks like a rumbutans to me.

The bottom looks like a persimmon, but I've only seen orange ones.

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Mary said...

Great pics, Irene! I love the colors and texture that comes through.

Leslie said...

At first glance I thought they were strawberries gone bad! But then I enlarged the pic and could see the fuzz was part of the fruit.

Paulita said...

I'm guessing hairy strawberries and mutant plums.

Alyce said...

We had lychees like that at our B&B in Hawaii and I was intimidated by them until we were shown how to eat them. You cut into them and peel off the the outside (the colored part and hair). The inside looks like an almost clear orb, which is the part you eat. I thought it was tasty. :)

Janet Ruth said...

Very interesting pictures, not sure if I want to try the prickly ones either. Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today.

Bev Hankins said...

Those fuzzy things look kind of like strawberries with a hair growth problem....

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Bere said...

Wow, they definitely look interesting! I'm not sure if I would be brave enough to try the first one. It looks scary, hehe. Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing these =].

Donna said...

Golly, I don't think I could eat fuzzy fruit!

Dizzy C said...

Look difficult to peel to find the flesh inside to eat.

Thanks for sharing

carol

Jeanne said...

My thought too about these. Interesting but not sure if I'd eat with all those fuzzies. Looks like a hairy strawberry. I know what you mean about the smells. Going through Chinatown in Boston is the same. I have eaten at a couple places there and it's very different from what we North Americans think of as Chinese food.

Jenners said...

Those are strange looking … and I'm not sure how you would eat the first one!

Annie said...

first one is easy...they aren't prickles, and when you peel off all that, the inside is definitely delicious, YUM!
wish I could tell what those purple ones are? They look good too. They look like plums?

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