Jump to content


Welcome to the eG Forums!

These forums are a service of the Society for Culinary Arts & Letters, a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancement of the culinary arts. Anyone can read the forums, however if you would like to participate in active discussions please join the Society.

Photo

What is this???


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 StevenC

StevenC
  • participating member
  • 133 posts

Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:56 PM

On vacation in Vietnam, I was walking through a street market in District 4 of Ho Chi Minh City yesterday when I spotted these things. They have a soft black shell that you can peel open with your fingers (leaving inky black residue on your hands), with a soft nut inside that's like a young Brazil nut.

Does anyone know what these are??

Attached Images

  • Black nut 1.jpg
  • Black nut 2.jpg

Edited by StevenC, 24 December 2012 - 03:57 PM.


#2 Hassouni

Hassouni
  • participating member
  • 1,929 posts
  • Location:DC Area/London/Beirut

Posted 24 December 2012 - 04:02 PM

water caltrops? http://en.wikipedia....i/Water_caltrop

#3 Ashen

Ashen
  • participating member
  • 474 posts
  • Location:Ontario , Canada

Posted 24 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

that is what I think they are too. water caltrops more specifically trapa bicornis water caltrop http://www.google.ca...iw=1243&bih=568
"Why is the rum always gone?"
Captain Jack Sparrow

#4 StevenC

StevenC
  • participating member
  • 133 posts

Posted 25 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

Thank you!!