Sunrise Market

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

***Each month Mockingbird will do a post of a featured item from the Sunrise Market. Located in West Knoxville it is an expansive Asian grocery store full of live fish, duck hearts, produce, and many, many other amazing items.***

Sticky Candy. These are the only words in English on this packaging. It is gummy rice goodness with sesame seeds though. I liked the mask. It tastes fine, not super sweet, only super gummy!

Sunrise Market

Friday, December 18th, 2009

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***Each month Mockingbird will do a post of a featured item from the Sunrise Market. Located in West Knoxville it is an expansive Asian grocery store full of live fish, duck hearts, produce, and many, many other amazing items.***

So this item I have to admit I am not adventurous enough to actually taste. It is almond slivers and fish:

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I really couldn’t get past the dried fish with heads and eyes. It just looked so cool though to be able to buy little bags of dried fish. Mmmmmmm.

Sunrise Market

Friday, November 20th, 2009

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***Each month Mockingbird will do a post of a featured item from the Sunrise Market. Located in West Knoxville it is an expansive Asian grocery store full of live fish, duck hearts, produce, and many, many other amazing items.***

The Rambutan:
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From Wikipedia:
The rambutan (pronounced /ræmˈbuːtən/, Nephelium lappaceum) is a medium-sized tropical tree in the family Sapindaceae, and the fruit of this tree. It is native to Malaysia, Indonesia,Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, although its precise natural distribution is unknown. It is closely related to several other edible tropical fruits including the Lychee, Longan, and Mamoncillo.

I found a video online showing how to peel the hairy fruit. The texture was almost like a gummy candy with a hard center. The flavor was really sweet and delicious. A quick search for recipes came up with savory stuffed Rambutans and a Rambutan-Lychee glaze. They would be delicious in a martini if you wanted something a little sweeter.