Friday, January 8, 2010

Rambutan (Fresh)

Over a year ago we taste-tested some canned rambutan, but when we saw some FRESH (relatively speaking) rambutan we knew we needed to buy some and try it.

They are so cool!

You make a little cut into the outer "shell", press, and the little eyeball like fruit pops out. :)

It was sweet and juicy with a little seed in the center. The girl and I both loved it.


CanadianGrandma said...

That's a new one on me! It looks good enough to try if I were ever to come across it!

Amy said...

Where did you find these??? They look so cool:)

Anonymous said...

They look weird and tasty at the
same time!


lostpastremembered said...

I think this must be where that delightful expression "giving someone the hairy eyeball" must come from!!!
Great photo!

Miss Footloose said...

Rambutans are wonderful! We used to eat them by the bucket full when we lived in Indonesia. By the bunch, I should say.

Rambutan means "hairy" in Indonesian and Malay, but I assume you already know that. Here is a link to a collection of photos on with great photos:

What a wonderful idea to teach your kids about food from around the world!