When is a pear not a pear?
But the answer is simple: when it’s a Japanese nashi.
Next question: What is a Japanese nashi?
The answer is simple: it’s a Japanese pear, so deal with it, sister!
Oooh, and I can’t rate them highly enough. A bit confusing, though, one must admit. A friend of mine was recently saying he went to a banquet hosted at an Arab’s house in Osaka. Apparently, in a traditional Arabian meal, fruit is laid on like there’s no tomorrow. He said they argued for over half an hour as to whether the good ole nashi is actually an apple or a pear.
Yes, it looks like an apple, but it tastes like a pear. Like I was saying, deal with it, sister!
And like I was saying, I can’t rate them highly enough! Go get ‘em…they’re right in season just around now yo!
Yet on the other hand…
There is what the Japanese people call the ’European pear’. Could you make anything so mundane seem any more exotic to an unexotic and mundane European such as I, I ask you?
Anyway, I’ve made a ‘shin-hakken’…that is, a ‘new discovery’. There’s this amazing drink you can get at convenience stores called ‘European Pear Tea’…OMG, it’s the best thing ever! So much better than boring old (European) sliced bread and stuff.
It’s like drinking melted down pears with an aftertaste of tea. Fancy a cuppa, luv? Too damn right, I do.