A vlog on drying persimmons – by a popular Chinese blogger and internet celebrity

Just before this post, I published a post on Japanese persimmons which are in season now.

For the drying process (very similar between China and Japan), watch a video (below) by a popular Chinese blogger and internet celebrity- Li Ziqi 李子柒.

She has a huge following on YouTube, Weibo (the Chinese equivalent for microblogging). She makes vlogs of daily life especially in the Chinese countryside. If you’re interested in learning more about China – culture, food etc, you may find her YouTube channel useful. Click on this link to read more about her. https://www.google.com.hk/amp/s/amp.scmp.com/lifestyle/entertainment/article/3027602/behind-scenes-li-ziqi-mysterious-chinese-internet-celebrity

Her vlog on drying persimmons on YouTube has 36 million views!
https://youtu.be/QHTnuI9IKBA

Hope you’ll find her vlogs useful, interesting and as some viewers have commented on YouTube…relaxing and therapeutic ☺️

Japanese persimmons 柿 are in season!

If you are in Japan in autumn, it’s hard to miss this bright orange fruit – persimmon, known to the Japanese as kaki or 柿 in kanji (written the same in Chinese). This picture was taken at Nara park last week, famous for its sacred deer sanctuary (in fact there is a deer right beside the persimmon tree☺️)

The trees usually loose their leaves when they bear fruits
This species is slightly oblong in shape

Persimmons are packed with Vitamin A and C. And they’re loved for their sweetness and versatility as a fruit or dessert. As a fruit, I like them slightly hard, almost like a crunchy apple texture. I also like them as desserts and snacks. What about you?

Hanging them to dry to make traditional persimmon desserts (an example below)
I usually buy this at the supermarket, they make a great snack (sweet and chewy) with green tea.

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