My friend, who was born in China, shops at the local asian market, and buys these things
. He says he doesn't know the English word for them, so I am trying to figure out what they are called.
He had brought back the dried form of them before, and I had told him they were dates. Now I am not so sure what they are. The non-dried form has the taste and consistency of a bland apple, and the dried form is about the size of a very large, puffy raisin, and tastes like a combination of a raisin and a prune. I would say that they are dwarf apples, but they have a single central pit
I'm still pretty sure they are dates, but since they are the only dates I have ever eaten, I am not completely sure. Could someone please clue me in to what they are?