Something that's been helpful to me as I prepared to eat some of these things has been the conversations that I had with the people who sold them to me. Unfortunately, although the lady working at this market was very friendly, she spoke no English. I don't hold it against her - I mean, I don't speak Hindi, either. Still, I like to think that if she did speak English, she'd have said something like this when I brought the bottle of cloudy liquid to the counter: "Danny. Friend. I read your blog and I love it. Do yourself a favor and put that bottle back on the shelf. It's a novelty item, and we don't really even like it."
Wikipedia tells me that the actual lychee fruit is known for its perfume-like flavor. I should maybe have read that before I drank a bottle of its juice. Guys, think of your wife/girlfriend. Think of how great she smells when she walks by you after she's sprayed on some of her favorite perfume. Now, has that experience ever made you want to rush to her cosmetics drawer and chug down the rest of the bottle?
Anyway, here's me drinking a bottle of perfume.
On a more pleasant note, I'm very happy to announce the people who will be attending the Project Gastronome wrap party! They will be receiving invitations in the next day or two, and they are:
- Roy & Meranda B.
- John & Jessica Q.
- Zeb & Michelle A.
- Holly N.
- Ann H.