Sweet dishes are not often served in the course of a Chinese meal. Banquets are the exception, and this elegant fruit salad is certainly special enough.

TIME: Preparation takes about 25 minutes. The almond float will need about 2 hours to set.

PREPARATION: To prepare kiwi fruit, peel with a swivel vegetable peeler and cut into thin rounds. To prepare litchis, peel and cut into thin slices around the large stone. To prepare starfruit, wash and cut crosswise into thin slices.
BUYING GUIDE: Use whatever fruits are in season at the moment, or use good quality canned fruit. Exotic fruits are avilable in most large supermarkets. Allow about 2 lbs of fruit for 6-8 people.