A perfectly normal-looking oval-shaped pomelo was sitting on a plate.
Imagine our surprise when the hostess pulled the [secretly pre-cut] peel upward into a delightful spiral, revealing a cup full of ready-to-eat bite-sized fruit.
Peeling the thick skin of a big pomelo, getting the segments out unbroken, separating them, removing the membrane around each, and getting a few seeds out is hard work. But oh so worth it! Great taste, unusual texture--a fun fruit.
Each section is made up of juice-filled "little bottles." Well, at least in Hebrew that's what they are called: bakbookon (the diminutive of bakbook, bottle).
They grow in Israel. A few neighbors have a pomelo tree in their yards right here in the village.