Mangosteen and Rambutan

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  2. These are two of my favorite fruits. Unfortunately for you they are only available on this side of the world. Quite sweet and juicy.
    Rambutan is the one that looks like a "hairy" eyeball. The other one with the hard outer shell is the mangosteen.
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  4. by   gwenith
    Looooove rambutans - have some here at the moment - Don't get many Mangosteens but we do get the occasional Jack fruit(sp) on sale at Woolworths trouble is that they are so big I can't justify buying one for one person:chuckle

    There is an Entrepreneur here that has started growing "Dragon heart" fruit up in Darwin and they are becoming increasingly popular - do you have them too??
  5. by   suzanne4
    There is a little market next to my office, the rambutan today were 9 baht per kilo which roughly translates to about $0.25. Mangosteens are definitely in season and about 25 baht per kilo. Amazing prices.

    Dragon fruit are all over, always reminds me of a smoker's lungs because of all of the black spots.

    You can buy jack fruit on the street here from vendors for a cut piece or pieces, just as much as you want......you will just have to come up for a visit and get your fill of them. Or durian as well.
  6. by   gwenith
    MMMMMMMMMMMM now you are singing my tune!!! Love tropical fruit and living here we get tropical fruit from all over the world - You can walk into any grocery shop here and buy all sorts of fruit and veg these days but Just been on hols in Northern NSW near Nimbin (try alternate lifestyle capital of Aust) and the markets were selling everything from "lady finger" bananas through to native raspberries - MMMMMM MMMM was it heaven!!!!
  7. by   nurseshanti
    Mmmmmm! I love these two fruits too, especially rambutans. I've travelled to Thailand and other countries in the region several times before and fell in love with the fruit there. I was happily surprised to find that it IS possible to find a lot of the tropical fruit in North America, especially in larger cities that have Chinatowns. I used to live in Vancouver and when I came back from SE Asia, I ate a lot of rambutan that I was able to find there.

    Yum yum yum!
  8. by   Rep
    My favorite is Mangosteen. Here it costs around .50 cents a kilo.

    About Durian, I bought a kilo yesterday at $1.25. I ate it all. The smell is bad but the taste is sweet and delicious.
    Last edit by Rep on Jun 6, '04
  9. by   dianah
    At the local asian market today I did see durian popsicles, as well as canned rambutan. I was reluctant to try the rambutan, as I know how different canned things can taste, cf "the real thing." Maybe sometime the market will have FRESH rambutan or mangosteen, and we can try this delicacy!
  10. by   jayna
    Love rambutan..........We got that but no the Mangosteen I dont like that one though. Do you have Leech too? And Suzzane, do the thai people eat the Pumpkin and melon seeds? They do eat those in Nam. I was soo suprised because we got the bigger seeds from the ones they have and threw them away instead. :uhoh21: :uhoh21:

    HaVE you try the dog meat as yet :uhoh21: or and the snake meat as well. Yikes :uhoh21: I tried both and I dont like them.
  11. by   gwenith
    Haven't tried dog or snake but I have eaten Emu and Kanagaroo - have not yet tried "witchety grub" but will one day if I get the opportunity.
  12. by   suzanne4
    Quote from dianah
    At the local asian market today I did see durian popsicles, as well as canned rambutan. I was reluctant to try the rambutan, as I know how different canned things can taste, cf "the real thing." Maybe sometime the market will have FRESH rambutan or mangosteen, and we can try this delicacy!

    Canned rambutan is actually quite good. I have takencans back many times for friends to try. That is what the Vietnamese restaurants usually serve here.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from jayna
    Love rambutan..........We got that but no the Mangosteen I dont like that one though. Do you have Leech too? And Suzzane, do the thai people eat the Pumpkin and melon seeds? They do eat those in Nam. I was soo suprised because we got the bigger seeds from the ones they have and threw them away instead. :uhoh21: :uhoh21:

    HaVE you try the dog meat as yet :uhoh21: or and the snake meat as well. Yikes :uhoh21: I tried both and I dont like them.
    Never would eat dog,the only place that serves it in Thailand is the province of Isan............ We have lychee, longan, and another that are quite similar in taste and about the same size.
    Used to get rattle snake at one of the Pointe Resorts in Phoenix. It looked like chicken nuggets, thats what everyone thought that they were eating until I told them.................
    They eat a lot of pumpkin here, in milk form, served similar to soy milk, as well as in different vegetable dishes. The sell all different types of melon seeds here as snacks and candies.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    rofl at 7:30 a.m. with NO coffee on board, I can only say, just looking at 'em,I would NOT be tempted to put those things in my mouth. ROFL they look so ummmmm

    odd.

    maybe later rofl.
  15. by   suzanne4
    Deb,
    They are so sweet, just perfect. Ask anyone here who has ever tried them...

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