Messrs Rambutan  

waggypolly 71F
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8/29/2006 5:45 am

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Messrs Rambutan

I don't know if everyone knew what I was refering to in my last post -- though Mr Ramyoucan seemed to have got the idea well enough -- and for some time I've been thinking of doing an occasional series on the tropical fruits I enjoy eating day to day.

Here are two rambutan. They grow in clusters on large trees in peoples gardens. The clerks bring branches of them into work and leave them in the tearoom for everyone.

They got their name because "rambut" means "hair" in Malay.

buah rambutan = hairy fruit

While they're fresh their hair is blonde, a couple of days after picking it turns brunette, and later goes black. Their skin stays red all the time. Open the skin and you get to a luscious, soft pale centre to enjoy. I love to lick the flesh, swirling my tongue around it, feeling the hair on my lips and cheeks. When I've finished of course I swallow.

If I ever work out how to put extra pictures in a post I'll come back and add some more pictures.

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horny4770 60M
8158 posts
8/29/2006 12:59 pm

Polly...You know I've never bragged about being the sharpest tool in the it makes sense.

Your description of consuming the tropical fruit did make me smile.


waggypolly replies on 8/29/2006 3:20 pm:

Horny, you'll always be sharp enough for me, sweetie.

betweenu77 51M
840 posts
8/29/2006 9:11 pm

Make me smile silkditty. Nothin like the real thing!
As for you polly, your a tease. A gorgeous one admittedly, but still a tease. MMMMh!

waggypolly replies on 8/30/2006 12:40 am:

The Tease aims to please,
But she's still a tease.

You've read me right.

economickrisis 54M

8/29/2006 10:18 pm

The mere sight of that fruit sac cut open like that had me crossing my legs and feeling bloody uncomfortable

waggypolly replies on 8/30/2006 12:41 am:

Wouldn't want to do that to ya. ...
But a little taunting could be fun.

warmandsexy52 64M
13164 posts
8/30/2006 6:34 pm

When I lived in Malaysia we had a rambutan tree in our garden, so when you wrote about Mr Rambutan I did think "ouch!"

warm xx

waggypolly replies on 8/31/2006 5:27 am:

Aren't the trees and the way the fruit hang lovely? I've got curry leaf trees and lemongrass in my windowbox. There's a papaya (pawpaw) beside our front door. Shall I post on what to do with each of them?

economickrisis 54M

8/30/2006 11:44 pm

If you read my post of today, make sure you're sitting on plastic.

waggypolly replies on 8/31/2006 5:28 am:

[Grabs plastic bag and rushes to read Krisis' lastest concoction.]

kyplowboy22 61M

8/31/2006 12:59 pm

learn more listening than talking. Later


waggypolly replies on 8/31/2006 6:25 pm:

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
9/1/2006 1:23 am

i've heard of this fruit (in my thai cookbook) but never tasted (don't get them in SA) ... looks like a cross between a coconut and a litchi ... what does it taste like??

[blog freelove999]

waggypolly replies on 9/2/2006 12:28 am:

Quite close to a lychee (same as litchi I guess!) in taste and flesh texture. A little bit bigger. HEAPS smalle than a coconut; nothing like a coconut.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
9/9/2006 9:45 am

Hmm, I've never heard of this before. Very interesting.

PS: It's not nice to keep new and exciting fruits from my ol pal.

waggypolly replies on 9/9/2006 8:24 pm:

Sorry Old Pal! I'll starting making a list of weird and wonderful fruits to entertain you with. You'll love the Vietnamese dragonfruit.

keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
9/9/2006 8:55 pm


I was referring to expatbrit49!

waggypolly replies on 9/10/2006 3:55 am:

Of course you were!
Can I plead a hangover?
I don't think he's read this post.
And I'm not certain that his PPS would be at all pleased to meet a Vietnamese dragon fruit!

redswallow777 48M
6810 posts
9/10/2006 5:13 am

I remember the rambutan from my school days in Malaysia also. It was fun as a young adult experiencing a whole new world in the orient. Everywhere you turned things were different from what I had grown up with.....the people, the languages spoken, the buildings, and certainly the foods.

The rambutan was one of the more pleasent discoveries, as were the miniture bananas. I also remember a fruit that tasted wonderful but smelled awful...especially when it was really, really ripe.

Mmmmmm.....I would rather remember the rambutan.....

waggypolly replies on 9/10/2006 6:45 am:

That is durian: "smells like hell and tastes like heaven". I adore it. Come to think about it, there's a bit the fridge at the moment. .... ....

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