LYCHEE - Since we were traveling in December, we were just on the very brink of lychee season. This historic fruit dates back to 2000 BC and was a rare treat in the Imperial Court of China. One of our last nights in Chaing Mai, we found a vendor at the night market who had the first fruits of the season. We eagerly snapped them up. There is nothing like peeling off the rosy rind and popping the opaque fruit into your mouth. The sweet juicy, floral flavor can't be beat. The three of us had sticky fingers for as long as the fruit held out.
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