WTF ARE THOSE?!
Those are some little rambutans I bought the other day. I've never had one before but recently read about them in this article from Men's Health. Being a fan of any weird (or weird looking) food I knew I had to try some. Luckily a local grocery store carried them, so I bought them, and they died for me.
Here's what they look like cut in half, half peeled, and fully peeled.
That reminds me, have any of you heard of Neuticles? Hmmm....
Anyway, they tasted very good. The "meat" inside was very juicy and chewy, similar to lychee, and tasted very good. It's something I wish I could get year round (or at least in better condition than these) and it would also be nice to find them at my local bubble tea place. The skin of the seeds tend to get stuck on the meat, which was annoying with the first one I ate (I later became a Jedi of eating rambutans). I almost just ate the seed because I enjoy eating seeds of any kind. I think the idea of a plant growing inside a vegetarian is somewhat poetic. Luckily I didn't because I later found out they are mildly poisonous.
I also ate my first (Fuyu) persimmon. It's now my favorite fruit in the world. This crappy picture doesn't do it justice.
And here's a video that made me laugh: