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Photo of the Week: Snacks on Hawaii’s Big Island

In Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, native guide Warren Costa demonstrates how to eat longan/dragon eyes fruit (photo by Sheila Scarborough)This is native Hawaiian guide Warren Costa showing my son how to peel and eat an Asian longan fruit, also called dragon eyes, after a hike around part of the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the spectacular Big Island.

There’s a soft husk that you split and peel off before eating the sweet insides.

I think the “dragon eye” name makes them even more appealing.

The miracle not pictured is my Mr. Picky Eater son saying “Sure, I’ll try them,” popping one into his mouth and actually chewing without drama or spitting.

Oh, and he liked them.

(You can follow Warren around the volcanoes – he’s on Twitter at @nativeg. This post is part of the ever-enjoyable WanderFood Wednesday series on the Wanderlust and Lipstick blog. Head over there and check it out!)