The crunchy flesh resembles apple, and tastes like one too (Like Brother, Like Sister? But these are step-siblings as they are not biologically related :P).
I sacrificed one fresh red date - producing my own version of home made dried red date (紅棗) . Saja-saja, just for fun. One of the EFNTD activities. And I'm not wasting food either since the dried red date is edible :P
My gigantic 紅棗 in comparison with the "normal" red dates bought from the market. Leng mou?