© 2021 reddit inc. All rights reserved. It has a delicate flesh, and the fruit offers a sweet and slightly musky aroma. Lychee is also known as litchi or leechee. Most stores that ship them from far abroad get them like this because shipping is easier, they are more robust and they keep well for a longer period of time when not 100% riped. Looks like OP is sampling them for work, and this was their first experience with them. They’re sweet but with a hint of tartness that makes them perfect for cocktails. I never had lychee in my life so I dont really know what it tastes like. Very sweet, and quite satisfying to reduce that firmness and slipperiness to a uniform mush. Lychee is often used in cocktails; lychee martinis and mojitos, for instance, have been popping up on trendy restaurant drink menus for years. Even a moderate amount of wind (> 15mph) will damage these new branches and leaves. It's pretty much my favorite "going out" thing to do, even though I love bourbon and make beer. In Hawaii, simply stuffing them with cream cheese is a timeless summer treat. Lychee wine is believed to pair better with shellfish and Asian cuisine than with heavier meat dishes. If you want to add yours or just chat, please message the mods. Serving Ideas Lychee drinks (alcoholic or not) are My son asked what lychee tasted like, the best I can describe is grapefruit without the tangyness. Special thanks to /u/berenkaneda for the banner! It is most of the time eaten fresh, however, it could also be preserved by canning. A single lychee — either fresh or dried — contains 1.5–1.7 grams of carbs . It’s a light, crispy flavor that is very unique to lychees. It has a red outer skin as well but the skin is rough. Most places usually have it, [–]DontDropThatBase 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (5 children), [–]robpenn002 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (0 children). Bartenders are creating a … Lychee is known to be sweet along with a taste like a combination between grape and pear. Because of the sweet and sour taste, lychee pairs exceptionally well with other tropical fruits. A word of caution lychee has a look very similar to blossoms from fruit cocktail. One ounce of fresh longan has just 17 calories and 4 grams of carbs. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children), https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQLYvnlF0dfQwLsP_RWXwq7H4NLa_ixJXFt_WGYBf4pD2mUS-CW, [–]amymayme 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). Are you trying to say bleachy?!? Lychee or Litchi has a hard reddish brown shell, white soft pulp and a large brown seed, which cannot be consumed. It reminds me slightly of just a hint of lavender. The scent profile of litchi is close to that of a very juicy grape, with a mild flavor that is aqueous, delicately rosy and temperately sweet. If not, use a serrated knife to cut lengthwise through the skin and around the seed. This wine has a golden colour and rich, sweet taste. If your content is removed, please send a modmail. now i have to do a blind sniffing! You can also try stuffing lychee with a mixture of cream cheese, nuts, and honey for a unique blend of textures and flavors. So damn good.... [–]CC8150[S] -1 points0 points1 point 6 years ago (3 children), Wow i have never even heard of them before, [–]SomewhatSane 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (2 children), [–]Mariospeedwagen 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (1 child). Lychee tastes like a tropical grape. Sporting a 280mAh battery and direct draw system, the Puff Bar has enough power to deliver excellent flavor without any charging or complicated settings. Weird texture but tastes sweet. Roll it around, the skin is completely smooth and feels kind of weird. We enforce Redditquette. [–]siponthis 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children), Those things are freaking delicious. It’s also very fragrant. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. You can keep lychee fruit in the refrigerator for up to 5 weeks. You've got a whole bag, and they're cheap. Sweet and delicious with a tiny hint of citrus. It tastes like sweet grapes infused in citrus with the aromatic touch of … You bite down on the skin with your molars to crack it open. Lychee seed extract helps reduce insulin resistance, and the polyphenol oligonol found in the lychee fruit may help with diabetes-related vascular problems. [–]farang -2 points-1 points0 points 6 years ago (0 children). We used to have a lychee tree in our backyard as kids, right above the trampoline. Fresh lychee tastes very different from the canned ones you see at the grocery store. Lychees are a solid addition to most drinks, and are definitely a bold flavor that, if used properly, can add to a dish. Please be respectful and don't call other users (and their food) derogatory words. Sub rules wiki: www.reddit.com/r/food/wiki/index, Sitewide rules: www.reddit.com/help/contentpolicy, Self-promotion guidlines: www.reddit.com/wiki/selfpromotion. Recipes are not required but are heavily encouraged Please be kind and provide one. lacheesemonger: thank you so much for your patience with this silly blogger software and testing out the comments :) Reply. Well, it has a sweet and aromatic flavor, which is balanced out with a slightly acidic flavor. Another interesting fact: If they aren't ripe enough they can numb your tongue, as does too much contact with the skin of it. Don’t eat any fruit that looks like it was eaten by bugs or fruit flies. [–]Eeepers 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). Some say it tastes like a cross between a strawberry and a watermelon, while others taste a blend of citrus and rose water or other floral note, owing to the fruit's sweet, strong aroma. These guys are absolutely scum scammers. and join one of thousands of communities. This is a … The flavor of lychee fruit is described in a few different ways. Lychee trees grown from seed don't grow true to the parent tree and take 10 to 25 years or more to produce fruits. Let’s see if this post makes the sub. The lychee fruit has a sweet, aromatic taste to it. But whatever you spell or say it, the flavor of this fruit is heavenly. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. The combination of sweet and tart means the lychee pairs well with other tropical flavors. but does lychee taste or smell like dill? I end up piercing the skin and lychee juice goes everywhere- not pretty. While lychee isn’t exactly a common variety, one puff of this flavor will fill your mouth with an intensely sweet, citrusy aroma further enhanced with an icy menthol undertone. We will act swiftly. This is a picture of what fresh and lychee looks like. "'Strong-tasting vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, garlic and caffeine may make semen taste or smell unpleasant. If the fruit is very ripe, you can tear off the end of the skin and then push the fruit out. If anyone wants to know what kind of taste it is without having a store selling lychees, try buying a lychee drink in an asian store. We will have other chances for users to submit banner ideas! (mobile click here). when i lived in china lychee was pretty common, another way to eat it is- on the side opposite to the stem there is a kinda visible line- at the line the skin is thinner, if lychee is ripe, you just squeeze from two ends of the line and the skin will pop open. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Just food. Some people say it tastes like a grape with a hint of rose, while others claim it tastes more like a pear or watermelon. Air-Layered Trees Most lychee trees are reproduced by air-laying. I don't really know exactly what lychee tastes of (save from lychee!). [homemade] white chocolate ugly sweater bauble cake, [Homemade] Chicken Wings (BBQ, Gochugaru, Seaweed, Garlic & Parmesan). Get an ad-free experience with special benefits, and directly support Reddit. It’s hard to describe the taste without actually giving it a try for yourself. After hitting it a few times, It is hard to tolerate the soapiness of the Puffbar + the overpowering "ice". Store it in the refrigerator to keep it fresh for a longer period of time. Then just peel away the skin and the i… The lychee fruit is about 1½ to 2 inches in size, oval to rounded heart shaped and the bumpy skin is red in color. [–]numbones -5 points-4 points-3 points 6 years ago (0 children), [–]gruntle -5 points-4 points-3 points 6 years ago (0 children). Make sure you spit out the pit when eating these. The video must be directly related to food. Gave one to a friend and he just tried to chomp it. fatemah: hilarious! I only use that method with longan because the flesh is harder and the fruit is tinier. The fruit also may help fight inflammation and oxidative stress associated with diabetes and obesity. Hopefully you got a clean break and can crack it like an egg, otherwise you have to peel it which takes time. [–]CC8150[S] -1 points0 points1 point 6 years ago (0 children), sweet in a way, you cut the top off and it looks like a ball of white slime but it is good, [–]Dergins -1 points0 points1 point 6 years ago (0 children). When I lived in China I would go through ungodly amounts of longan that way lol, [–]eatmystreak 2 points3 points4 points 6 years ago (0 children), For those who haven't tried, try a bubble tea with Lychee flavor/Jelly. What does Hi-Drip Nectarine Lychee Iced taste like? [–]redthelastman -2 points-1 points0 points 6 years ago (0 children). Now, start chewing. These Lychees are not ripe enough, so they can't be all that good. Lychee wine (Chinese: 荔枝酒, lìzhÄ«jiǔ) is a full-bodied Chinese dessert wine made of 100% lychee fruit. The fruit is preferred fresh, because it has a subtle and fragrant sweet flavor, and the texture of the flesh resembles that of grapes. When a lychee puts out new growth these new leaves are very tender and delicate. Good lychees have a beautifully lush, floral perfume. Perhaps the single greatest enemy of developing lychee trees is wind. Lychee have it's own very distinct taste, tart, sweet and a hint of rose. Lychee have it's own very distinct taste, tart, sweet and a hint of rose. The "correct" way to eat it is not to cut the top off, but to pinch it at the stem, remove that and gently peel the skin it so that the inner layer of film around the fruit is not broken. Backstory is not allowed in the title. lychee expert here-too ripe lychees are not that good.I prefer lychees which are still firm and have certain tartness to them. The Lychee is a tad bit smaller than the rambutan. Bite into it, being careful not to go too far and crack the pit. With its fleshy and fresh inside the lychee tastes like a light florally grape if you will. What do your Lychee Ice Puffbars taste like? How Do You Pick Lychee at … 15 hermz July 26, 2005 at 9:48 pm. This is the official Reddit thread for the Puffbar disposable vape device. If you see a violation of these rules, report it. Check out these other Food Subreddits! The subtle sweetness with the balance of texture and floral hints to it, it’s no wonder why it’s popular amongst many desserts, jams, candy and even cocktails. The rambutan usually grows in clusters with the color of yellow, orange or red, which is somewhat like how lychee grows. Like many of you who may have heard of or encountered lychee (aka litchi, leechee, etc.) As mentioned, it is a fairly unique taste, with lychee not being a flavor we’ve had the chance to experience for an energy drink. They’re mouthwatering tropical fruits from Southeast Asia. Maneuver it so that the pit sticks out of your mouth, and pull it free of the rest of the fruit. I was just happy that I was able to try it, [–]LonelyNixon 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children), [–]beerbabe 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). Stay away. Hi-Drip Nectarine Lychee Iced tastes just as you would expect, phenomenal! You can make jellies, jams, purees, sauces, and … and longan (not aware of any other transliterations, but it literally means “dragon eye”), my early encounters with both were in cans (lychee, longan). [–][deleted] -1 points0 points1 point 6 years ago (0 children). Mods may remove any post, comment or user, if the post, comment or user is deemed detrimental to the community. The lychee fruit is about 1½ to 2 inches in size, oval to rounded heart shaped and the bumpy skin is red in color. I do taste the menthol tho, I guess it distantly tastes like a strawberry, but still overpowered by soap. The fruit is not available in … maybe u didnt get a real lychee cuz that shit taste like lychee with menthol Lol. lol! We have had a few lychee supplements, and while it’s not a common taste, it is quite sweet and easy to enjoy. Now that you have the fruit free, make sure there aren't any bits of peel stuck to it, and pop it in your mouth. REDDIT and the ALIEN Logo are registered trademarks of reddit inc. π Rendered by PID 4277 on r2-app-05bf674570d4a01f4 at 2021-01-09 01:26:52.466922+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. Bad lychees will cause your toes to … Overall, I don't think I'd like eating lychee in dishes, but I did like the taste and would probably enjoy a lychee-flavored drink. It is an amazing blend that attaches to your taste buds and continues to soak, leaving a delicious lingering taste that you simply cannot shake. What is lychee? We all eat it, in some shape or another. They taste a bit like a cross between tart grape, pear and a dash of rose water. For more tips, like how to cook lychee in hot dishes, read on! Sweet but not too sweet, with an occasional hint of tartness, they pair well with flavors such as jasmine, rose (think Pierre Hermé's Ispahan line), kaffir lime, ginger, oolong tea, and coconut. EDIT: PuffBar has now BANNED me from there sub after this post, I broke NO RULES. [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (0 children), most famous in Chinese culture as Yang Guifei's (one of the Four Beauties of Ancient China) favorite fruit, [–]alehar 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (0 children). However, they do have quite a bit of sugar -- 29 g in a cup. [–]potooooo 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (0 children). Fresh lychee tastes very different from the canned ones you see at the grocery store. The nutritional profiles of longan and lychee are similar. use the following search parameters to narrow your results: Thanks for making us over 17 18 19 20 MILLION STRONG! Lychee trees that are well protected from the wind will grow extraordinarily well. Delicious little fruits. Just you, I think. Lychee (US: / ˈ l iː ˌ tʃ iː / LEE-chee; UK: / ˈ l aɪ ˌ tʃ iː / LIE-chee; Litchi chinensis; Chinese: 荔枝; pinyin: lìzhÄ«; Jyutping: lai6 zi1; Pe̍h-ōe-jÄ«: nāi-chi) is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soapberry family, Sapindaceae.. Let's enjoy and share it! I'm getting lychee martinis tonight. If you want to use lychee in recipes, try adding them to a fruit salad. Whereas pineapple, oranges and other sweet fruits may make it taste sweeter. When I lived in hawaii I had a couple lychee trees on my land. Its skin , or shell, is pliable, soft and extremely feathery. The majority of the carbs in lychees comes from sugars, which are responsible for their sweet taste. When they're perfectly ripe, they're tropical and easy to eat lots of them, [–]Ateaga 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). Swallow it down, and take another one. The taste contains a sign of rose and is distinct from grapes. Keeping lychee fruit cool is important to maintaining color and taste. What Does Lychee Taste Like? If you're craving a new fruit to try, lychee is for sure a … I work in a large grocery warehouse and we are sampling them from a vendor, I have never had them before I think they taste good! [–]CC8150[S] 1 point2 points3 points 6 years ago (0 children). Lychee is … Linking YouTube videos is allowed, as long as the video complies with the following: The channel must have at least 100,000 subscribers. If it does guarantee no response from puff bar! It is usually served ice cold, either straight up or on the rocks with food. Almost like there blocking it so people don’t see how scummy and sketchy of a company they are. Alternatively, add chopped lychee to spicy or sour salsa for a bolder flavor. I get more of a used gym sock flavor but idk what kinda soap you use, Every single lychee ice I’ve had no matter the brand tastes like burnt perfume, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Remember, we are a general food sub, not specific to recipes, quality or any other set discriminatory factor. So moderation is key. Lychee desserts like ice cream and bubble tea are also extremely popular and refreshingly delicious. It's like eating a fruit slug. [–]theaesthene 5 points6 points7 points 6 years ago (4 children). Yeah that's the way I do it, actually just bite a small piece of the skin off and squeeze it directly into my mouth. When I opened the box, I instantly smelled soap. A lychee is a rare sub tropical fruit originating in South China where the lychee is very important in their culture and is famed as "the King of Fruits".. Lychee fruit has a lovely sweet taste rather like a cross between strawberries, watermelon and grapes, but before using lychee fruit, it needs to be prepared. It tastes somewhat similar to a grape, but it also has a citrusy and tart or sour undertone. That ended poorly.... [–]size6 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children), [–]CC8150[S] 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children), I live in Utah we do not get exotic fruit that often, when we do it is exciting. This is a Lychee, and it is really good (imgur.com), [–]Grilled_Bear 23 points24 points25 points 6 years ago (1 child). Both fruits are low in calories and carbs and have zero fat. There are many other food related subreddits listed here. Rendered by PID 4277 on r2-app-05bf674570d4a01f4 at 2021-01-09 01:26:52.466922+00:00 running d8cca48 country code: US. My friend and I were eating these one day and just as I popped a peeled one in my mouth she points out that the feel oddly similar to the head of an erect penis. The titles must have a tag, and then the name of the food. Lychee??? Was always fun making smoothies with them or making a salsa with them and mangos. Those in the pic aren't 100% ripe but very well edible. Canned lychee is very well known in berry sauce and may even be mixed to sorbets and ice cream. Do NOT send the mods a message to their personal inbox. [Pro/Chef] - food you made if you work in the food industry. It's like a green grape with a very firm jelly texture. They're normally a lot redder. As you can tell from that picture, they're about the size of bowling balls. The outside texture reminds me of how I think an elephant's skin would feel like. What Goes Well with Lychee Like rambutan, lychee goes well with other tropical and Asian fruits like pineapple, durian, coconut, jackfruit, mango, mangosteen, and kiwi. No emojis, please. They taste a little less sweet, but some people prefer them like this. Please read over the below links before you comment or post. A recipe consists of a list of ingredients and directions, not just a link to a domain. Only 1(one) tag per post. [–]VicccG 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (2 children). peeling speed matters when you have 2kg of them :P, [–]pork-pies 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children). The tough outer skin is peeled like a grape to reveal a pearly white interior pulp. Lychee also pairs well with orange, lemon, lime, ginger, gooseberry, pomegranate, raspberries, strawberries, pear, rose water, white chocolate, matcha, chocolate, and vanilla. Never heard of lychee? [–]theaesthene 0 points1 point2 points 6 years ago (0 children), It's harder to do that imo, because lychee is so fleshy. The lychee flesh is very similar to the rambutan in regards to texture but the taste is not as rich or creamy. Lychees have an exquisite perfumed aroma and a fairly unique flavor. Flavor of this fruit is heavenly, pear and a large brown seed, which is balanced with... 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