What are these hideous things from another planet? Sophia brought a bag of them home from Russo’s today, and no sooner had they reached the kitchen counter than they went for my face!
Fortunately my gong-fu skills were good enough the rip them away from my skin and stun them… long enough to go at them with the knife! Upon careful dissection, they proved to be “hong mao dan” 紅毛蛋 [red hairy capsules], aka rambutan, a fruit not unlike lichees, and quite yummy. But it was a very close call, **if those had been bloodsucking fiends from outer space, it could have gotten very, very ugly.**