My First Kinkan...Sorta
I got pretty excited about this stuff when I saw them at the market, as I thought that I had found some cool little Japanese oranges the size of ping-pong balls, and was eager to give them a try. But when I tried to peel one of these, I found that they weren't really peelable. OK - so I figured that they had edible rinds then.
I thus bit into the entire thing, but then I realized that it was hardly the juicy little orange I had envisioned. It tasted just like a kumquat. Only after I looked it up online did I realize that these were indeed kumquats...except of course that they were in a perfectly round shape rather than the oblong ones that I was used to seeing.
I was kind of let down then. I wanted some bite-sized juicy and tangy oranges, but these were nothing but kumquats filled with at least four or five annoying seeds each. Well, there is still plenty of Japanese fruit at the market to go try. I'm so curious about them all.