Hehehe... yeah, let's date! Caught your attention didn't I?? I've something out of the ordinary here to show you... its fresh dates.
A friend of my mother brought this back from China. I have yet to seen them fresh in Kuala Lumpur. It's usually found dried as part of the ingredients used by the Chinese to boil savoury or sweet soup.
As shown here, the left are fresh dates and the right are dried dates.
The texture of the fresh dates are crunchy, kinda like those crunchy apple. Its sweet but not as sweet as in its dried format. A very refreshing change indeed!