A quenepa from the Vaquero Fruits truck at the Red Hook Ball Fields, Brooklyn
Originally uploaded by Eating In Translation.
The first time I saw quenepa was last summer—a woman and her son were eating them on the subway. I didn't spot them again until this summer where I've seen them on fruit stands around the city. Last weekend I stopped to get a banana on the corner and noticed they had some quenepa and I pointed and asked what they were. The fruit vendor grabbed two, gave me one and with the other demonstrated how to eat it. Dave explains more about the quenepa and how to eat it.