A Different Take on the Lowly Rambutan

The rains have come, and so have the fruits. This year, the rambutans are already bearing fruit!

Fresh from the tree, to the plate, to the… lens?

 

Rambutan, like most tropical fruits, is eaten by opening/peeling the skin, hence it can be eaten fresh.

 

These look like eggs in a nest… or aliens waiting to hatch…

 

Who thought rambutan could be so… wet? No wonder ants like them!

 

As kids we were told not to play with our food — but who listened anyway? 🙂

I better get to them before the ants do!


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Finding Color at the Local Market

Today I thank a few farmers…

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(local fruits – rambutan, papaya, avocado, lanzones…)

Some fishermen…

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(fresh fish and “curacha” dancing crabs…)

And most of all the smiles that added color to my day.

putobumbong
(puto bumbong, a delicacy made of purple sticky rice steamed inside bamboo tubes.)

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