Ever heard of Rambutan? It’s a funny looking fruit that looks similar to lyechee, but this one has that hair all over it. I had first heard of this fruit from my friend Justin. He said that if I like lyechee, then I’m going to like this. I had picked up a pack of them at my local Asian grocery market and took it home.
But how do you open it? I had no idea. The outer part is kind of hard, but I couldn’t peel it easily. Thank goodness for YouTube because someone had posted a video on how to open a ramubutan on there. It was very simple. Take a knife and press down into the fruit until you feel it cut through the shell. You’ll feel it. Don’t cut all the way through.
Once you’ve cut all the way around you can pull the top shell off and then the fruit.
It is now ready to eat. Please note, that there is a seed in the middle of the fruit. It’s not so tasty. The fruit itself is juicy and sweet. For more information on Rambutans please click HERE and HERE.