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Orlimons or Chang
These things look like oranges, but have the colour of both lemons and limes - ripening through green to yellow.They actually taste like 'Chinese Grapefruit', known as 'Dai Gor'.

In Cantonese 'chang' means orange, and unlike bananas (3 types), these fruit are simply called 'oranges', or the same as all other oranges = very confusing! I call them 'orlimons' so I at least know the difference. Regard these as being a miniature and mild Grapefruit.

I personally eat very little fruit, but I love these things!

They actually have the texture and taste of mild grapefruit, and are what I use in preference to sour oranges in cooking. However, they are delicious eaten fresh, with that hint of sourness making them a perfect foil for strongly flavoured dishes. Unfortunately the internal colour reminds me of drab beige dishwater, but don't let looks put you off - definitely worth a try. If you like these, then you will love Chinese Grapefruit.

Look for those that are predominantly green and just beginning to turn yellow. They should be softly firm, just like an orange. You will find these sold in wet markets, or hawked by street traders with 3-wheeled bicycles. They are in season from late August in Canton, and prices should be very low. That stated, you can buy commercially farmed versions all year round, but they are not quite as delicious.

Peel as any orange and eat the inside. Most are seedless or carry very few pips. They are segmented just like an orange, but expect this to be tougher like a grapefruit. Break a segment open and peal back to eat the flesh inside.
Image: Orlimon, a sort of orange that tastes like mild grapefruit - Click to Enlarge

Image: Orlimon being eaten by my wife - Click to Enlarge

I regularly use these in cooking as they have the perfect flavour to add real zest to a dish without being obtrusive or ineffectual. Their size is perfect for thinly slicing into see-through wafers and adding to many dishes.

Notable recipes include:
* Chinese Mushroom Soup
* Fan Shei Soup or Chinese sweet yams

They also give excellent starting flavour and add intrigue to dishes like Chinese Hotpot whilst working extremely well with Potatoe and Broccoli Curry.
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