Longan, dragon eye in Cantonese, is a delicious tropical fruit in the soapberry family along with rambutan and lychee. Longan is sweet, succulent, and borderline savory with a mild and unique aroma. Longan is popular eaten as a fruit, topping, and even dried and made into soups.
Uses: The bark-like skin is astringent so peel before eating.
Longan is mild and subdued in flavor much like a high end tea. The subtleties should be enjoyed to the fullest.