Wednesday, July 25, 2012

There be monsters

I brought this box of preserved fruit back from Kunming, for the chinglish "monsters" and also to share the experience of new culinary frontiers. I thought the Eighteen Yunnan Monsters would be in separate compartments, and they are, but there's no correlation with order on the box cover. It would be one thing to try a smoked plum, quite another to try something and wonder if it's a smoked, crisp or preserved plum, a red bayberry, a flowering crabapple, a red haw or a sour horn.

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