Wednesday 21 November 2012
This is a fruit labelled Thai longan by the supermarket but I know it as mata kuching / cat's eye. This one is a different longan variety endemic to South East Asia. It is sweet with a distinct flavour which is hard to describe. It is not available all year round so when I do see it in season, I try to get some. Of course we can buy the dried longan anytime. Often added to sweet desserts or drinks. I just read that 'longan' actually means dragon's eye in Cantonese.