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Exotic fruits to try while you’re in Southeast Asia

It’s so weird to me that the fruits that I ate every day back in Vietnam are considered as exotic fruits in most countries around the world. 583 more words

Dong sum/Goji/Longan/Date Soup

As discussed in previous posts, dong sum, goji berries, dried longan and red dates all have very beneficial health-promoting properties.  Combined together in a soup, they help to promote qi, balance the body’s yin and yang, induce calm, restore sleep, replenish the body’s blood and increase immunity. 162 more words


Longan (龍眼)

Longan (龍眼) (scientific name: Dimocarpus longan), aka “Dragon eye”, is a delicious fruit similar to the lychee and rambutan.  Although often eaten fresh and raw, the dried form of longan is used in Chinese soups and Traditional Chinese Medicine.   159 more words


Goji Berries (枸杞)

Goji berries (枸杞) (scientific name: Lycium chinense and Lycium barbarum), aka wolfberries, aka lycium fruit, are known by many people as a superfood.  It can nourish the blood, enrich the yin, tonify the kidney and liver, and moisten the lungs. 130 more words


Longan Fruit

Dimocarpus longan, commonly known as the longan, is a tropical tree that produces edible fruit.  It is one of the better-known tropical members of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), to which the lychee also belongs. 205 more words

Foodie Facts

Longan Mango and Raspberry Popsicle Recipe

Serves 12 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Freeze Time: 6-9 hours


2 cups longans with syrup*
2 cups mango juice*
2 cups raspberries with juice* 201 more words


The 'Long' Dragon in the Chinese and Vietnamese Language

In Vietnamese and Chinese the word for ‘Dragon’ is ‘Long’. It shows up in lots of place names as well as fruits and fish.

Halong Bay: 

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