23 February 2010
Once a year, in late January through February, my store gets these wonderful little mandarins. They are called Kishu mandarins and I love them. The Kid loves them, too. He will sit down and eat nearly a full bag of them. Kishu mandarins are small, cute, sweet, seedless, and easy to peel. They are, quite possibly, the perfect snack.
The only other thing that I have done with them was to candy them whole (peels and all) in a cardamom syrup. I did this last year and it was yummy. But mostly I just like to eat them as is. If you live near a Central Market go and get some because you won't find them anywhere else. Central Market has a deal with the grower and we get them exclusively. And you had better hurry because they will be gone in about a week.