Meet Rambutan.  He looks scary and mean but really he isn’t.


Dig a nail into the middle and peel off the rugged skin, you’ll find a crystal clear white pearl inside (edible, of course!)  It resembles a coconut in texture but the flavor is similar to a strawberry-flavored pineapple.

fruit_rambutan2The rambutan is a tropical fruit whose origins come from Southeast Asia and Indonesia.  I had many a rambutan this past summer when I traveled to the region.  Rambutans are sold right there on the streets, where a passerby can casually have a handfull weighed and then go along her merry way, peeling and eating these little monster-balls.


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