What even is this thing?? This ‘fruit’ was being sold on every street corner in Chongqing – but only Chongqing – this winter. It has a weird waxy texture like candy and most of them have no pit, just a hole where it should be. It’s called 金西梅 which translates as something like ‘golden western plum’ and when I searched it on Baidu all the results were just other people asking ‘what is 金西梅? is it really a fruit?’ and no really convincing answers… Also all the results were very recent too… Seems like about four months ago this fruit just suddenly sprouted in massive abundance exclusively around Chongqing and I’m still confused.