What is spiky, red, and the size of a peach pit?
I love rambutans! This little wonder of a fruit has a fairly short season, but when they are sold at market it makes my heart flutter! I was introduced to them by my friend Rachel, a few years ago. This is how you eat a rambutan:
First, you take your fingernail and cut down the soft middle. (The spikes are not actually sharp). Of course you could use a knife, but what fun is that! Once you have made a cut all the way around, pull the pieces apart.
Inside you will find a circular grape-like fruit covering a hard seed. Chew or suck on the juicy part then toss the seed. That is how you eat a ramubtan.
I don’t think it will ever become a delicacy but it does take delicious! If you come to visit us someday… you will have to try one for yourself.