Escaping from the house, resisting a nervous breakdown (School Holidays) I went up to the store to grab food for dinner.
Forgetting I was driving a Manual Vehicle I bunny hopped to a stop before I remembered that a clutch existed and I had to use it.
I got to the Store, parked in a 5 minute drop off zone to encourage myself to be quick.
I was greeted by #WeirdFood. Everywhere.
Those yellow Steroid Pumped Green/Yellow Oranges – the ones the size of an adult human head – those are called Pomelo’s apparently.
The other two are probably real good for you since they look like you would find them scrambling on the forest floor dying of starvation.
I’ve forgotten their names. Since I was about to be asked if I was taking pictures of fresh produce to try and report them to Consumer Affairs, I did not bother trying to take a picture of the name.
I do remember they were all ridiculously expensive (Over $15 per kilo each)
These, I have been informed by my household are known as Hairy Strawberries.
Has anyone ever eaten them? (or any of these fruits?)
What did you think?
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The rambutan ( a Malay word) is a very popular fruit in South East Asia. It’s sweet and has a unique texture. Growing up in Singapore, we always wait for the rambutan season. Hope you’ll give it a try! 🙂
I’ve not tried it as yet – looks a bit hairy.. and scary.. lol Though I have some dear friends who also love it and insist I give it a go! If I ever get around to it, I will be sure to let you know how I go.. 🙂
I had the chance to try Rambutan when I visited Singapore and Malaysia. I thought they were excellent! For those who haven’t tried them yet, I highly recommend cracking them open before taking a bite. 😉
LOL Great advice! One would have to watch out for furballs if trying to munch on them without cracking them open first..
I have not personally ever eaten any, though every one I know that has, quite enjoyed them too.
Thank you for following imaginenewdesigns. The hairy strawberries do not look very appetizing to me; they remind me of red sea urchins.
I Agree!! They surely do 🙂
Ha ha. First time I heard Rambutan referred to as Hairy Strawberries. That is cute and will raise more than a few eyebrows if you call it that in the tropical countries where they are grown which will probably go for a tenth or a fifth of the price in US. The Hokkien Chinese call it “ang mor tan” translated as “red hair nut” which come to think of it may be where the term “red hairy devils” “ang more kui” for foreigners comes from. ha ha. No offence, we have been called worse.:)
LOL. I have many Filipino friends who eat them regularly (daily) and they do grow well here in northern Australia.
I have not personally eaten any. I’m a bit afraid of the close resemblance they have to hairy spiders too.. lol
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I ain’t eatin’ no hairy strawberries . . .
Hairy strawberries, whatever next?
I have eaten Rambutans but it is the lychees that I love. I miss them:(
Can you describe how the Rambutans tasted? People have compared them to grapes, and Lychees themselves.
I can’t remember exactly but I think a little like lychees. I only had them once.
I’ve never seen any of those! The professor is out of date, I fear.
That makes 2 of us! I have seen them previously.. eons ago, though never this close up eh! lol
Love lychees and rambutan – you must try… Really they are gorgeous and juicy and fruity x
I’m really not keen on trying those Hairy Strawberries aka Rambutan, though if I do, I promise to write a blog about it! I might even video the experience.. lol
I prefer the lycées but it would be worth it to see your face as you do 🙂
lol.. *Adds to list of to Dos*
I’m sure you don’t have many… 😉
My to do lists are never ending.
Damn OCD… lol
My daughter suffers …I know what you are saying, lists are everywhere 🙂
I primarily have a mostly under control health anxiety condition, however sometimes I use the OCD to reduce anxiousness. – never works out well….
I wish you luck lovely x
Thank you so much my fellow Aussie!!
No wuckers darlin’ 😉 xx
The others look like Lychees and Longons, which are both delicious! The hairy strawberries look interesting. I wonder if they actually taste like strawberries.
I’ll be sure to write down the names of the other 2 so that I can Check!
Andy said that the Rumbutan (Hairy Strawberries) taste very similar to Lychees. I’ve haven’t had those either so honestly – no idea!.. lol
Oh I think I’ve had them from a can! They do taste like lychees. Lychees taste like, hrm, sweet flowers?
lol @ Sweet flowers! I’m not convinced I want to even try… We’re supposed to smell sweet flowers, not eat them… (or their Hairy Strawberry relatives).. lol
Haha, they also sort of taste like grapes… sort of…
Hmmmm lol.. *skeptical eyebrow raise*
AHHH!!! I’d be afraid to touch those hairy things, let alone eat them! They look like some weird sort of dredged-up-from-the-depths sea-creature!
I’m with you 100% Linda! LOL I”ve decided to try the steroid pumped orange, but at about $19.20 a kilo the Hairy Strawberries can stay put.
… then again, if you’re ever in need of a pet…
Hi Lou, Thanks for the follow,. Keep questing for delicious nutritious fruit. Q
Hi Quentin! Is it okay for me to call you Q for short?
I’m not sure about the delicious component of these fruits.. (have not yet tried them) but fruit generally, I do enjoy!
Thanks for dropping by!
bunny hopped to a stop… LOL! Pomelos grow in our garden (in Israel) and they are not steroid pumped 😉 I don’t know the hairy strawberries.
They are biggest looking oranges I have ever seen! lol I have been assured by various sources they are not oranges, BUT they LOOK like oranges!
Are they yummy?! Do they grow all year round?
The Hairy Strawberries are Rambutan.
They taste like grapefruit but are less bitter and less juicy. Half of the fruit is peel… so you have to work a little to get to the edible part. I like them. 🙂
I noticed the very thick peel on the side view cut of the fruit in Wikipedia. I might be a little adventurous next time and get one to try.
hmmm, would they tickle my throat. 🙂
hair in my mouth sounds challenging..lol
Right?! LOL #PotentialFurballs
I’m guessing you chop them open and scrape out the inside rather than chomping the entire hairy beast?
I’ve never tried any before so really don’t know. I imagine I will find out before the end of the day!
(Night here, in Australia)
Are those Rambutan? I absolutely love them, so yummy! 🙂
In the real world – they are – though not according the X File munching members of my household! lol
I have never eaten them. What do they taste like?
It’s got the same consistency of lychee but not quite as sweet, They grow like crazy in Singapore, heck I must of had at least 20 when I took a trip there lol 🙂
x file lol! picky? 🙂
Never had a Lychee either #AnotherWeirdFood
Re X Files – Its a running joke in my household that anything I cook is more than likely going to be an X File. People bring their own food when they come over for a meal.
*snorks*.. I think that is not a good sign.. BUT on the upside, at least they come even though the food I cook has a risk of landing some unsuspecting critter in the ER.
lol! so that’s what you mean, I call that adventurous! Instead of x-file:)
What’s the most interesting dish you have ever made or something of your own recipe?
There are some of my recipes up the top under the X File Tab – with pictures!
Hmm I once made a Creamy Bacon Cabonara – but instead of using corn flour to thicken the white sauce, I used Icing sugar.
Sweet bacon Cabonara ;D
‘Sweet Bacon Oh God Help Me I am going to hurl Cabonara’
That was an accident BTW and it was on a date, where we stayed in and made our own food.
I got a voucher for cooking night classes the next day with a Thank You basket – full of fresh fruit.
I suppose that is one of the better outcomes I could have hoped for, considering.
Cooking class WITH a basket? that works 🙂
It did! At least I had some good food to eat, Can’t really eat flowers.
These were a success: https://misslouella.wordpress.com/the-x-files/beef-cheese-and-bacon-pies/
And these Green Beans are actually Opinionated Mans Recipe – I used Spaghetti spears instead of toothpicks – https://misslouella.wordpress.com/the-x-files/bacon-wrapped-green-beans-and-brown-sugar/