Tiny eggplants with the scent of orchids

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Updated: 2017-06-06

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These eggplants come in two colors – purple and white. The size of ripe tiny eggplants resembles that of an adult's index finger. They are often eaten after being pickled. They taste sweet, crisp, tender and refreshing, and emit a scent like an orchid's.

It is said that in ancient times the eggplants once served as tributes to the imperial court. As one of the most famous specialties in Songjiang, their cultivation and consumption can be dated back more than 600 years.

Tiny eggplants with the scent of orchids
Tiny eggplants with the scent of orchids [Photo/sheshanlvyou WeChat account]

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