Hi there! This is part of a series on Visit Malaysia 2014. In conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2014, we will post a photo from our Instagram account, @kairulizwan, which will give you an insight on Malaysia. Come, visit Malaysia, Truly Asia.
Being a tropical country in South East Asia, there are a lot of exotic fruits in Malaysia not available elsewhere but native to this region. One of the fruits is Rambutan. Rambutan is like a lychee but distinctively different. The name of the fruit is derived from Bahasa Melayu [the Malay language] and derived from its hairy skin. Rambut is hair in Bahasa Melayu and that is where Rambutan gets its name. Well, that is what I was told. The taste is a mixture of sweet and sour. There is a seed inside the flesh of the fruit which you will need to throw and never to eat as it is inedible. A tip to enjoy Rambutan: peel the skin and put the fruit [as in the photo above] inside the refrigerator. It tastes good when chilled.
What is the name of local fruits unique to your place?
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