Yes, they’re rambutan !! The pack said that they’re from Vietnam though. I wonder why they don’t come from Malaysia. I usually giggle silently when I see rambutans in the supermarkets here because they’re ALWAYS brown, almost black; basically rambutan we would throw away without batting an eye back home. I remember how I laughed my head off when I was staying with my aunt in London and I saw a basket of BLACK rambutans at the grocers opposite her house. Well these that I saw today weren’t too bad. Dark red, turning brown, but still they’re not wholly brown.
These “ramboutan” comes nicely packaged in packets of about 5, and cost EUR3.99 per pack, or if you look closely at the price tag, EUR19.95 per kg!!
And next to the rambutan, were these:
Carambola! Or more popularly known in Malaysia as Starfruit or belimbing, in Malay. And these babies are from Malaysia! It’s spelt as Malesia in Italian. I forgot to take a picture of the price tag, but I remember it was around 10EUR per kg. And each packet contains 3 starfruit, thus costing about 4EUR per pack.
Oh how my heart swelled with pride 😉