Longan is a Chinese fruit that is similar to lychee except it doesn't have the bumpy skin. This fruit is also known as "dragon eyes", well, because when you peel them....
They look like them.
This fruit is quite sweet and the "meat" of the fruit quite firm. These were sent by my mom's cousin on the Big Island. (Thank you!)
Tonight's dinner....kalua pig and cabbage.
For special occasions, an imu (underground oven) is dug and hot stones are placed at the bottom. A whole pig is then salted and wrapped with ti leaf and then burlap, and the whole thing is placed into the imu to steam all day. After the pig is cooked, the meat is then shredded. This is called Kalua pig or Kalua pork.
Locals usually combine the shredded pork with sliced cabbage and onions, salt and pepper to create kalua pig and cabbage. Fast, easy and ono!