rambutan

description

Rambutan comes from the Malay word rambut which means hair. These red fruits indeed do look like hairy versions of lychees. To eat, either peel away the skin or make a score with a knife and pull the skin apart. The white fleshy fruit is firm and juicy with a seed in the middle. It is best enjoyed fresh though can be used in a fruit salad or made into a jam.

substitutes

Canned version or lychees

availability

Asian speciality shop

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