Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Random Photo of the Day - 1.18.2012


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:




13 comments:

  1. woah those look crazy, I've seen some similar looking fruits but they were green instead

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  2. I'd like to try the first one as I like Lychee's.....

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  3. Oh I love rambutans, but I havent had one for ages.

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  4. I still haven't tried a lychee. But they do look interesting. It's fun to try new stuff. I just bought a new cereal from Nature's Path that I'm digging.

    Always try to get something new, each shop.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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  5. I had some of these in Africa...the skin also makes a good red dye

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  6. Those are insane looking! I want one. o___o

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  7. Fun fact: Fuyu is Japanese for Winter. Thus it's a winter persimmon

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  8. I'm afraid I don't care for either of those fruits. The first one because I'm lazy (and I hate that skin problem, leave the meat alone!) and I've never care for persimmons.

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  9. But Arnold it kinda looks like a Tomato. OK, OK, fine you seem very insistent.

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  10. Rambutans grow here, so I've been taking their existence kind of granted.

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  11. i had rambutans before! they are so juicy!

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  12. What the heck are those things? What in the world do you do with them? eat them like you would a kiwi or something?

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  13. ROFL @ the last picture :D I first thought it is a tomato too :S :$$
    Love Persimmons though... :)

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