Longan, Dragon Eye Fruits and Desserts

in Foodies Bee Hive2 months ago

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Have you heard of these exotic fruits? Longan, also known as Dragon Eye Fruits. Juicy and distinctive textured.

I will explore these fruits for you before I will share the delightful and beautiful Longan Desserts recipe.




DRAGON EYE FRUITS

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At first glance, from the outside, the fruit and once we peel it off, it doesn't look like Dragon Eyes. When Longan fruits are taken from the flesh, then it looks like Dragon Eyes.

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The seeds in the center of Longan fruits are glossy black and brown like the eyes of a dragon, a mythological creature.

The seeds in the middle are hard and inedible. So when eating Longan fruits, we have to be careful. The slippery texture of the Longan fruit seeds makes them easy to swallow.

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Do not let children hold the Longan fruits whole. Remove the seeds first so that they are safe for children to handle and consume.




SAME THINGS WITH RAMBUTAN FRUITS

Longan fruits and rambutan fruits do have similarities in terms of sweet, juicy, and thick flesh skin.


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RAMBUTAN FRUITS


Longan and rambutan trees are almost the same. However, they have different outer shells and shapes. Rambutan fruits are bigger because they have thick outer skins and hair-like textures, not sharp spines. While in Longan fruits, the outer skin is like a shell and a bit sharp.


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LONGAN FRUITS


Here I have documentation of a Longan tree that is bearing fruit. But I don't have documentation until the Longan fruit is ready to harvest.

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LONGAN DESSERTS WITH BLUE PEA FLOWERS

Let's talk about Longan desserts. I purposely used Longan fruits in the desert to create an interesting texture.

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Meanwhile, to display the beauty in terms of color, I used Blue Pea (Butterfly Pea) Flowers for natural food coloring.

I don't use other colors, because I think blue is the most suitable for the white texture of the Longan fruit. If the color is pink, it will seem to turn off the texture.

I will tell you about the ingredients and how to make Longan Desserts. Stay tuned!




THE INGREDIENTS

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  • A Sachet of Agar Powder or about 5-7 grams of Agar Powder
  • 500 ml of Blue Pea water, hot or cold or in room temperature condition.
  • 300 ml of coconut milk
  • 100-200 grams of Longan Fruits, front on how your taste.
  • 150 grams of sugar



COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

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Prepare Blue Pea flower tea. Brew a few grams of Blue Pea flowers. You can use dried flowers or fresh flowers. Make as much as 500 ml.




STEP 2

Prepare Longan fruits. Peel carefully so as not to injure the skin. Remove the seeds slowly, so as not to broke the rounded base.

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STEP 3

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Cook Blue Pea water with agar powder, sugar, and coconut milk. Bring them to a boil.

Make sure they are completely boiling, or the dessert will fail to set.

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STEP 4

Once boiling, remove from heat and stir to remove hot steam before transferring to molds.

Arrange the Longan fruits neatly in the mold and then pour in the pudding mixture slowly.




STEP 5

Let the pudding cool, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.




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Longan Desserts are ready to serve! You can add other sauces according to your taste.


Honestly, I had to go to great lengths to keep my nephew from devouring all these desserts before I did the photoshoot!


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Without Longan Fruits

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With Longan Fruits


I am very happy to see the nice texture of Longan fruits. Fresh longan fruits will also give a pleasant sensation when desserts enter your mouth. Delight!


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That was about Longan fruits which are exotic, juicy, and rich in fiber and antioxidants.

If you visit Asian countries, you must look for desserts from AGAR POWDER and fresh fruit ingredients, especially these exotic Longan fruits. You won't be disappointed.




BONUS

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Read More: A Simple Way Of Plating Pudding Desserts For Food Photography




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I love these fruits...!!!! And everything made with Blue pea Flowers is beautiful... I just love its color so much !!! Your Longan Desserts stunning, and we need them during these hot days 😋 Thanks for sharing, and I will make one for me soon :))

yeeess, you have many blue pea flowers too right :)

Agar Pudding is perfect for hot day like in Indonesia :)

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Woww.....Simple but looks very luxurious.
Thank you for sharing

I hope you enjoy it. :)

Looks very good, I have never eaten anything like this before. Never even seen these fruits in my life until now lol

Just in Asian :)

Thanks for stopping by

Wow, great food post as always. By the way, Rambutan is also called Rambutan in our country, same with Longan.

Whoa great! We have similiar things :)

I am surprised too! 🙂

Wow, what a beautiful and delicious-looking piece of art! I love logan and I just planted some butterfly pea in the garden. Can't wait to start using it! Have a beautiful day!

butterfly pea will make your vegan dishes more delightful for sure :)

have a great day

Rambutan fruits mostly cultivating and growing in my state too. It has very nice taste. I like to lick ripe Rambutan fruits like as kids. I ate only two times dragon eye fruits. Personally I don't like to eat them usually. However you have very clearly introduced how you make longan dessert. Thanks for it.

The taste both of them are really sweet, so yeah some people don’t like :)

Thanks for reading :)

Looks interesting, where are these fruits from, I've never heard of them.

Rambutan fruits from Indonesia, and for Longan, you can found in other Asian countries such as Malaysia, Thailand :)

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These fruits are awesome, I really didn't know about them. He had heard of the rambutan and had eventually seen a photo of it, but he did not know the inside. Very curious recipe, the use of blue pea flowers is very interesting. Excellent post. Greetings.


Estas frutas son impresionantes, realmente no las conocía. Sí había oído del rambután y eventualmente había visto una foto de él, pero no conocía su interior. Muy curiosa receta, el uso de las flores azules de guisantes es muy interesante. Excelente post. Saludos.

The inside like a mysterious thing because it is different from the outside that you never expected before :)

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Wow dear, that's very amazing. Seeing this for first time, what a fantastic fruit this is. Thanks for sharing. Keep it up 😊🙏👍

I hope you enjoy my blog.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Never heard about this fruits. Don't think we have it here. Thanks for sharing, no knowledge is lost. Might come across it when I visit Asian someday


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My pleasure to share these fruits here :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

My pleasure. Thanks. Hope you have for yourself a great one too


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No conocía éstas frutas, pero cada postre se ve delicioso.

I didn’t know Longan fruits, they’re too cool in the shape of an eye! great for a Halloween party :)
the dessert you made looks delicious, it’s so beautiful that it looks like a nice soap!!!

looks so delicious

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As always your photos and especially your choice of colours in the foodie photos is stunning @anggreklestari! I must say I'm agree with your nephew, I would have a hard time not devouring those! The longan looks very similar to the lychee that grows indiginously here. But you have such interesting and unusual fruits. Then there's the blue pea flower? WOW. I love herbal or floral teas. I'm curious about the taste - let alone how beautiful that colour is

It looks awesome!!!

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I also love longan :)

Looks so good!

Yess juicy and sweet :)

Made we wanna try it too :9