19 May 2010

Berry Puzzling






Does anyone know what kind of a berry these are? Are they even berries? I had tried to google for images of different kinds of berries and have not come across this type.

I bought these at the market and all the shopkeeper could tell me was that they were yummy. And they were. Sweet and juicy, with a just a tad of sourness. It has a seed like that of a cherry’s.

Next time I go buy these, I’ll try to make the shopkeeper write down the name, even though it will be in Chinese… At least then I’ll have a starting point in my quest to learn more about this fruit.

[Edit: My mom gets the prize!! These are YUMBERRIES. What a great name.]

36 COMMENTS:

alicia said...

Let us know when you find out.

Lindy said...

Their texture looks quite intriguing but I have no idea what they are...except, I can say that about most of the pictures of food you post! :)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

I have no idea what they are. But they do look YUMMY!

Nezzy said...

They look very interesting and quite tasty. Please let us all know when ya'll find out.

Enjoy your berries and have a wonderful evening!

Michelle said...

Those are some seriously curious looking berries. They remind me of these candies that my Grandma used to keep in a jar on her counter.

I'll be curious to find out what they are.

Sarah at The Stroller Ballet said...

Those look so interesting! Asian fruits are the absolute best :)

GrammyMouseTails said...

yummy looking for sure... looks like a type of raspberry? Will be interested in the answer!
Faythe @Grammymousetails

Baby Bok Choy said...

i forget what these are called in Chinese, but i know they are grown in the province of Guizhou (and probably elsewhere as well). they're delicious fresh, but you can freeze them over the winter and eat them just slightly thawed. it's like a little bit of sour sorbet!

Cecily R said...

I'm so curious now...you MUST let us know when you find out more!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Is it an arbutus berry, from the strawberry tree?

alicia said...

Hey, drop by and link up!

Alicia said...

Mmmm..they look so rich!!! YUM!!!

Dandy said...

Sooo interesting! You must do a follow up post when you find out more!

MOMMY-MOMO said...

how cool! never seen them before!

JoAnn said...

Wow. I thought those were decorative balls, you know, the ones people put on tables with different textures...then I was confused, wondering why you were talking about them in such palatable terms.
It takes me a minute.

kailani said...

I've never even heard of this before! At first I thought they were lychee!

golonghorns said...

Wow pretty and tasty, I was reminded of raspberries, my fav. I hope to try some someday! By the way I wear Clinique Happy... I love that the name is positive and I smile every time I see the perfume bottle on the counter!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

They are cool looking. I've never seen them before.

Sidnie said...

They're gorgeous!
And I bet they're yummy too!

Six Feet Under Blog said...

They look good and at first glance, I thought they were truffles-lol

Run DMT said...

They look very similar to a raspberry. My girls would call these a dragonberry from Dragon Tales. I would try it. It's less scarier than that other fruit from last week. lol ;-)

Julie from Momspective said...

I have berries in my fridge thinking my kids would assume it's candy (I don't give them candy) and they won't eat them. Oh, well! More for me!

Serline said...

They have many names; they are also called arbutus fruit, bayberry, wax myrtle, bay-rumberry, sweet gale, and in China, from where it hails, 杨梅.

blueviolet said...

I have no idea, but they look so pretty and juicy!

RoseBelle said...

I think, think, I've seen them before in the freezer section at my local Chinese grocery store. We don't have fresh tropical fruits here. Even durians are frozen. How did you like those berries? Were they sweet?

Melinda said...

glad you found out the name, i would've been NO help :)
happy WW!

Evelyn said...

They look interesting. And what a perfect name-YUMberries!
Happy WW! New follower

paige said...

Those are beautiful. And they look appropriately named!

Marice said...

hmmm i havent seen that though it looks more like one of our munchkins (donuts) here. pretty interesting!

u may view mine here

Honey Mommy said...

Haha! I guess the shopkeeper was right. They were yummy berries- yumberries!

Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip said...

Mmmmmmm!! They look amazing. Great photo too!!

myorii said...

Yumberries! I've never heard of or even seen of such berries before! You have me intrigued... Now, if only I can find them here in Tokyo...

Melanie said...

That photo makes my mouth water. What a fitting name!!

Baby Bok Choy said...

Oh I found the wikipedia article on these. They're called yang mei in Mandarin.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myrica_rubra

Rachel said...

You almost sent me off on a determined hunt to find out what these were and where I could get some! What a terrific name! Kudos to your mom for figuring it out :)

Yelena R. said...

They look yummy and what a cool name :D

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